Scavone and Xu Named All-America Scholars; Team Earns 12th Straight Academic Honor
(NORMAN, Okla.) – Two members of the Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team, graduate student Henry Scavone and junior Brian Xu, have been named Division III All-America Scholars as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for their play on the course and in the classroom. This marks Xu's second straight honor.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically. In addition, they must participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 79.0 in NCAA 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.
The 2022-23 Tartans were also honored as a team for their academics. The Cardinal and Gray were one of 39 NCAA Division III institutions who received the All-Academic Team award from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The Tartans finished the year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.56, as it marked the 12th straight season the team has received the accolade.
Sacred Heart (Division I), Florida Southern (Division II), Carleton (Division III), Kentucky State (HBCU), South Carolina Beaufort (NAIA), Andrew (NJCAA Division I) and South Mountain (NJCAA Division II) were all named Academic National Champions for finishing with the top GPA in their respective divisions, announced by the GCAA. Andrew posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.88.
To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. The team combined GPAs of 3.00 or higher earn All-Academic Team recognition.