Tom Whitney Named All-America Scholar by GCAA
July 9, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - Air Force golfer Tom Whitney (La Quinta, Calif.) was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America), as announced on Thursday. He becomes the first Air Force golfer to earn the honor since Scott Redmond in 2005.
A total of 108 players in Division I, 37 in Division II and 11 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 17 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
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, 78.0 in Division II and NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 in Division I, II and III and 3.5 in NAIA. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Whitney, a rising senior for the Falcons, currently carries a 3.21 GPA as a social science major. The Falcons' top perfomer in all 12 of the team's tournaments during the 2008-09 season, as well as an NCAA Regional participant, Whitney set a school record with a season stroke average of 72.0.
Next week, Whitney will tale part in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, which will be played July 13-18 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.