"Obviously I am very proud of both Thomas and Christian in receiving Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors," head coach Theo Sliman said. "This is true validation of the efforts of this athletic department as well as the golf program to produce quality student-athletes. This award recognizes both performance on the golf course as well as in the classroom at the highest level. Both Christian and Thomas are very deserving of this award."
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon 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, 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.
With the recognition, Strandemo and Verrougstrate become the fourth and fifth student-athletes to earn the award under Sliman during his tenure joining Philipp Fendt and Andrew Noto.
In three seasons with the Cajuns, Strandemo has posted a 75.71 stroke average playing 84 rounds in 29 events. Strandemo has captured five top 25 finishes including a career-best fifth place finish at the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament tallying a three-round score of 3-under par (213).
Verrougstraete has carded a 75.18 stroke average in three years at Louisiana having competed in 55 rounds at 19 tournaments. The Saline Les Bains, Reunion Island native has seven career top 25 performances with his best finish coming at the 29th Annual Louisiana Classics where he placed fifth with a career-low score of 5-under (211).
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