Hill earns Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – UT Tyler junior Sam Hill has been named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar with the combination of an impressive grade point average as a finance major and a 72.74 stroke-average for the Patriots in the 2016-17 season.

An Orlando native, Hill has now earned PING All-America honors and American Southwest Conference All-Conference after his first season at UT Tyler. Hill had a strong junior campaign where he recorded six top-10 finishes, including taking eighth-place at the NCAA Division III Championship after shooting a 74-73-70-75 – 292 in Florida. He was sixth at the American Southwest Conference Championship with a 69-74-74 – 217 at Comanche Trace in Kerrville where he also had a runner-up showing at the Schreiner Spring Shootout for his season’s best finish.

Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status including 260 in Division I, 108 in Division II and 20 in NAIA. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

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