NORMAN, Oklahoma-- Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Division III have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Three Mount St. Joseph University men's golfers found themselves on the list. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 79.0 in Division III 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.
Representing the Lions on this prestigious list was senior Andrew Booth (Canton, OH/Canton Central Catholic) and juniors Mikel Merker (Dayton, OH/West Carrolton) and Andrew Ruehle (Pickerington,OH/ Pickerington North). Along with being outstanding students these three were also the Lions top three performers on the course for 2016-17 season. Booth was the Lions top player this season with a 76.52 average, Merker was next with a 76.63 and Ruehle was third with a 77.46 average this past season. All told this was a stellar season for the Lions as they finished near the top in almost every tournament they participated in. Highlighted by a second place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
Congratulations are in to these three fine young men on their stellar seasons on the course and in the classroom.