MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 26, 2017) – West Virginia University golf alum Chris Williams was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar and the Mountaineers were named a 2017 All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America in July.
Williams was one of 260 Division I players to be named an All-America scholar for the 2016-17 season. To be eligible for the award, golfers 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 and finish with a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I. Golfers must also be of high moral character and in good standing with his college or university.
“I’m really proud of Chris for being named the first GCAA All-America Scholar in school history during his senior season,” coach Sean Covich said. “He set a great example of achieving success both on the golf course and in the classroom.”
A native of Scott Depot, West Virginia, Williams ranked third on the team last season with a 74.44 scoring average. He competed in 32 rounds over 11 events for West Virginia with a trio of top-10 finishes on the season. Williams, who was a two-time Big 12 All-Academic Team honoree, graduated in May with a degree in finance.
In addition, the Mountaineers earned 2017 All-Academic Team designation by the GCAA. To be eligible, programs must have a team GPA of 3.0 or better.
“The entire team did an outstanding job in the classroom and I am proud that the GCAA honored them with the All-Academic Team award,” Covich said. “Stephanie White, our academic advisor, really deserves a lot of credit. One of our goals every year is to achieve success in the classroom and these guys certainly accomplished that. I couldn’t be prouder.”
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