July 12, 2007
NORMAN, Okla. - The Golf Coaches Association of American announced its 2007 All-America Scholars today. Saint Mary's junior golfer Mike McRae was among the 100 Division I, and one of three golfers from the West Coast Conference, to be selected to the team.
McRae finished his junior campaign as the team's leader with a 72.3 stroke average, after posting a 23rd place finish in the 2007 NCAA Western Regional. The two-time West Coast Conference First Team selection, competed in 36 rounds this year, while competing in all 33 rounds the team competed.
McRae was the medalist winner at the 2007 USF Triumph at Pauma Valley when he finished the tournament with a 4-under par score of 209. He finished in the top-20 in 9-of-11 events, had five top-10 and one top-5 finish during the 2006-07 season.
The Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Division I and II have been announced by the GCAA All-America Scholars Committee. Thirty honorees were added to the previously-released Division III Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars.
Juniors and seniors with a 3.2 minimum cumulative grade-point average are eligible to be a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. In addition, athletes must obtain under a 76.0 stroke average for Division I, under a 78.0 for Division II and under 79.0 for Division III.
McRae is the second Saint Mary's golfer to be awarded with the GCAA All-America Scholar Award. Joseph Lanza, who is now an exempt member on the Canadian Tour, and currently fifth in the order of merit, was a two-time recipient of the award in 2004 and 2005.
The 2006-2007 Cleveland Golf All-America ScholarsDivision I Scholar Award Winners
William Allcorn, BaylorFredrik Andersson, Arizona StateGunnar Avinelis, Fresno StateChris Baker, Iowa StateTom Ballinger, Kent StateNicholas Becker, Brigham YoungBarden Berry, North CarolinaBryan Bigley, SienaLouis Bishop, UC DavisJonas Blixt, Florida StateWallace Booth, Augusta StateAlan Borowsky, LehighChris Bouchard, EvansvilleMarc Bourgeois, Kent StateMatthew Busa, GeorgetownGregg Buckway, Weber StateZack Byrd, Coastal CarolinaRoberto Castro, Georgia TechGrant Christman, OhioMitch Cohlmia, TulsaJulian Colmenares, Jacksonville StateWayne Denger, Ball StateAndrew DiBitetto, CharlotteTyler Docking, KansasKevin Dore, MichiganBrad Doster, KentuckyBrian Edick, UC IrvineJustin Fetcho, South FloridaOscar Floren, Texas TechMatthew Gann, Morehead StateCJ Gato, UNLVStan Guerrero, Old DominionKeith Guest, Augusta StateRodney Hamblin, Iowa StateMatt Hanlon, U.S. Military AcademyJonas Enander Hedin, CharlotteRyan Henry, TulsaNick Higham, Weber StateGraham Hill, Eastern MichiganTaylor Hobin, San FranciscoCD Hockersmith, Ball StateKyle Hosick, IllinoisBen Howe, St. BonaventureJustin Hull, ToledoShawn Jasper, MissouriZach Jecklin, Northern IllinoisGarrett Jones, WisconsinPariya Jonhasavasdikul, PurdueJeff Kaiser, WisconsinJohn Kelly, MissouriAlexander Knoll, DavidsonSam Korbe, TulsaMorgan Landry, Louisiana-LafayetteKevin Larsen, Georgia TechColby Lindsay, UTEPTyler Leon, Oklahoma StateTrevor Loe, GonzagaPablo Martin, Oklahoma StateMarc Matalavage, NC-WilmingtonMark Alexander Matza, YaleStephen Mayo, Davidson Michael McRae, Saint Mary¹s (Calif.)Garret Merrell, Texas TechBrett Myers, TulsaKyle Morris, Seton HallJay Moseley, AuburnColin Norris, UTPAAndrew Oleksak, HartfordJohn Pelet, RichmondJustin Perry, Western KentuckyThomas Petersson, PacificRyan Posey, Oklahoma StateBrian Prouty, ArizonaLindsay Renolds, Coastal CarolinaZachary Reeves, Texas-ArlingtonRobert Rohanna, Penn StateBryan Rozier, Jacksonville StateTim Schaetzel, MichiganGareth Shaw, East Tennessee StateRyan Siekmann, OhioAndy Skillman, Ball StateMichael Smith, Louisiana-LafayetteMatthew Snowden, Arkansas StateGiwon Suh, Central FloridaDaniel Summerhays, Brigham YoungJoseph Sykora, AlabamaJarred Texter, UNLVWarren Thomas, South CarolinaChase Thomas, BaylorBrendan Todd, GeorgiaTrey Todd, Texas A&MJordan Utley, RichmondManuel Villegas, FloridaTino Weiss, TennesseeOliver West, Kennesaw StateDerrick Whiting, Colorado StateChris Wilson, NorthwesternMichael Wilson, CaliforniaJeff Wolniewicz, BinghamtonKyle Yonke, Kansas State