Six Men's Golfers Named GCCA All-American Scholars

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NORMAN, Okla. - Six Atlantic Sun men's golf student-athletes were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America, announced on Thursday. ETSU led the way with three goflers on the team including Devine Komline, Paul O'Kane and Peter Wilson, while Kennesaw State (Jeff Karlsson), Stetson (Samuel Ryder) and Belmont (Daniel Smith) all placed one on the team.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, and maintain a minimum cumulative 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.

Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars: (6)
Jeff Karlsson - Kennesaw State - Full Release
Samuel Ryder - Stetson - Full Release
Devine Komline - ETSU - Buccaneers Men's Golf
Paul O'Kane - ETSU - Buccaneers Men's Golf
Peter Wilson - ETSU - Buccaneers Men's Golf
Daniel Smith - Belmont - Full Release

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The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.