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Golf: Louisiana Places Four On Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar List
Quartet part of over 1,000 collegiate golfers named to list
Matt Sullivan, Associate Director of Athletics Communications
NORMAN, Okla. – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns golfers Hudson Dubinski, Bjorn Gudjonsson, Hunter Hammett and Jack Tolson were among a group of over a record 1,000 collegiate golfers named as a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar in a release by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCCA).
Tolson, who led Louisiana in scoring average (73.57), earned his second consecutive appearance on the list and joining a group of Ragin' Cajuns that includes George Cestia, Ragnar Gardarsson, Morgan Landry, Michael Smith and Thomas Strandemo.
Dubinski (74.95) made his first appearance on the list for Louisiana and was joined by first-time recipients Hammett (74.33) and Gudjonsson (74.50).
"To be named an All America Scholar is a substantial honor and I couldn't be more proud of these young men," Louisiana head golf coach Theo Sliman said. "Not only are they great competitors on the golf course, they are also tremendous students in the classroom that hold their studies and education in high regard. We are anxious to get back on campus and continue to add more awards for our program."
The quartet were part of a second wave of Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA that were announced by the GCAA. An additional 404 student-athletes were recognized with the award in the second nomination period, with a total of 1,018 players earning the award.
Of the 404 honorees in the second wave, 194 players were Division I selections, 87 in Division II, 81 in Division III, 27 from NAIA, and 11 from NJCAA. 2020 marks the first year in which Sophomores are eligible for the award.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate's Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA.
In addition, they must 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, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. For 2019-20 only, they must participate in 40% of the team's competitive rounds.
As a team, Louisiana posted a program-record 3.575 grade point average in the classroom during the Spring 2020 semester with four earning a 4.0.
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Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars
2019-20 – Hudson Dubinski, Bjorn Gudjonsson, Hunter Hammett, Jack Tolson
2018-19 – Jack Tolson
2016-17 – Ragnar Gardarsson, Thomas Strandemo
2015-16 – Ragnar Gardarsson
2014-15 – Thomas Strandemo, Christian Verrougstraete
2007-08 – Morgan Landry, Michael Smith
2006-07 – Morgan Landry, Michael Smith
2004-05 – Steven Pena
2003-04 – Tobias Winberg
1999-00 – George Cestia
1998-99 – George Cestia
1997-98 – John Mendell
1994-95 – Bjorn Knutsson
1992-93 – Trey Coker, Mike Etherington
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