NORMAN, Okla. – Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA on Wednesday. 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.
Among those was Lynchburg's own, junior Josh Irby. With the award he etched his name in Lynchburg Golf history, becoming the first golfer in program history to earn the honor.
The rising senior finished the season with a team low 76.4 scoring average, including a career-low round of 69 in the final round of the Heritage Hill Classic this past March. Irby also excelled in the classroom studying Biomedical Science, finishing the 2016-17 campaign with a GPA above 3.5.
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.