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Five Wildcats Selected Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars

by | Aug 3, 2021

Viraj Garewal was one of 5 Wildcats honored for academic excellence. (this NoD photo from a previous season)


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Viraj GarewalDean NaimeAlex Ross and Clayton Tribus have been named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for the second consecutive year, while Brian Garrett was selected for the first time, as recently announced by the GCAA.

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 and in NAIA, 79.0 in Division III and 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 percent of the team’s competitive rounds.

Prior to this year, the Wildcats had never placed more than four scholar-athletes on the academic All-America team.

Since 1997, 17 different Wildcats have received this honor, including Garewal, Tribus, Naime, Ross, Jack Lang, David Sargent, Todd Eckstein, Tim Dillon, Alex Knoll, Steve Mayo and John Skeadas, all of which earned the distinction twice.

Davidson, which captured the 2021 Atlantic 10 Championship, its second in three trips, finished the abbreviated season with six Top-10 showings. 

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