Golfers Named All-America Scholars
July 9, 2009
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior golfers Markus Leandersson and Andre Thorsen were among 108 players named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Both players were so honored for the second straight year. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual 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. Recipients must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Leandersson and Thorsen graduated from East Carolina in May, Leandersson with a degree in finance and Thorsen with a degree in business. Both players received the Conference USA Academic Medal this season, posting a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or better.
Leandersson recently became the first ECU men's golfer to be named Academic All-America after earning Academic All-District honors as a junior. He compiled the lowest 18-hole (73.28) and 54-hole (219.4) stroke average on the team as he competed in seven tournaments this year. Thorsen, a second-team All-Conference USA player this season, recorded five top 20 finishes in nine tournaments, including three inside the top 10.