(NORMAN, Okla.) – For the second consecutive year, senior Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team has been named by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as a finalist for the NCAA Division III Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by True Spec Golf. The Nicklaus Award recognizes the top players at the Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA levels.
Li, who was recently named to his fourth University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Golf All-Association Team, helped lead the Tartans to a to fourth-place finish, the highest in program history, at the 2021 NCAA Championships.
The senior finished the season with a team-best average of 72.1 through 14 rounds. In seven of his 14 rounds, the senior shot even-par or lower. Li has recorded three top three-finishes this season and claimed his first collegiate individual medalist honors after carding a two-under par 214 at the 54-hole Golfweek Spring Invitational. He placed eighth at the NCAA Championships after carding the second lowest 72-hole score in program history of 291.
The other Division III finalists for the award include; Methodist's Andre Chi, Webster's Will Hocker, Guilford's James Mishoe and Illinois Wesleyan's Rob Wuethrich. The of the award will be announced during The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, scheduled June 3-6.