July 27, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Recent University of Iowa men’s golf graduates Chris Brant and Brad George have been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars. Brant and George were two of only 147 Division I men’s golfers to earn the prestigious award.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior, compete in at least three 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 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. Recipients must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Brant is one of six players in Iowa history to be named an All-America Scholar twice in a career, after earning the award last year as a junior. He is also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Brant earned PING All-Region honors and was a second team All-Big Ten selection, compiling a season stroke average of 73.44. He finished runner-up at the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational and tied for 10th at the Big Ten Championships.
George is the eighth player in Iowa history to earn the All-America Scholar award and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten pick. He finished fourth at the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational with a three-round total of 210 (-6) and also competed in four fall events.
Eight players have now earned a total of 14 All-America Scholar awards in Iowa history, with seven of those honors coming under head coach Mark Hankins since 2010. Brad Hopfinger and Vince India were recognized in 2010 and 2011.