Schaake Named PING Honorable Mention All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s golf senior, Alex Schaake, earned PING Honorable Mention All-American honors on Monday.

Schaake led Iowa this season with three top-five finishes, including an individual championship at the Hawkeye Invitational in April where the Hawkeye veteran carded a 204 (12) to match the third lowest 54-hole score in school history. Schaake led the team in scoring average (71.9) and rounds at or below par (12) while posting three of Iowa’s lowest 18-hole scores on the year.

The native of Omaha, Nebraska, was recognized as the Big Ten Men’s Golf Co-Player of the Year and earned first-team All-Big Ten and All-Midwest Region selections. He was also named to the All-Big Ten Championships team after helping lead Iowa to a second-place finish. Schaake’s play earned himself a spot in the inaugural PGA TOUR University class of 2021, which tabs him as a top 15 graduating collegiate player this season and granted him a spot on the Forme Tour this summer.

“Alex joins an elite group of Hawkeyes receiving All-American honors further cementing his status amongst the best to have ever worn the Black and Gold,” head coach Tyler Stith said.

Schaake is the program’s seventh All-American, and the first since Joseph Winslow in 2012. He is the first Hawkeye to earn All-American honors during Coach Stith’s tenure at Iowa. Schaake is the only Hawkeye to be voted Big Ten Player of the Year twice (2019, 2021), only athlete to earn all-conference postseason honors four times, and one of three Hawkeyes to win the Hawkeye Invitational multiple times.

Schaake competed in his first PGA TOUR event last week at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois.