July 13, 2010
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IOWA CITY – University of Iowa seniors Brad Hopfinger and Vince India have been honored as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars. Hopfinger and India are the first two academic all-Americans for the program since David Sharp and Laine Brantner were honored in 1995.
A total of 119 Division I players were honored. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2.
“Brad and Vince take their academics and athletics seriously,” said Head Coach Mark Hankins. “This award was a goal for both of them this past season. They are very deserving and I am proud of them for exemplifying the excellence that we strive for in Hawkeye men’s golf.”
Both Hopfinger and India competed in every event for the Hawkeyes this season, finishing with two of the top-five scoring averages in program history. Hopfinger’s average of 72.5 marks the best in program history, while India’s 73.1 is fourth-best.
Hopfinger and India will lead a youthful, yet talented, Hawkeye squad in 2010-11. After the best Big Ten finish since 1992 (2nd), a second-consecutive NCAA Regional berth and the highest national ranking in school history (36th), the Hawkeyes are only looking to move up in the season to come.