July 25, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. – Senior Chris Meyer was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Meyer is the first UW player to be so honored in six years.
A total of 152 players in Division I, 57 in Division II and 18 in NAIA earned the honor. Only eight players in the Big Ten Conference were recognized.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Meyer, who is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, is one of just six Badgers to earn the All-America Scholar award. The last players to be named were Garrett Jones and Jeff Kaiser in 2007.
The marketing major played in 24 of 27 rounds this year averaging 75.50 strokes per round which was second on the team. He led the Badgers in four tournaments and was second on the team in two others. His best finish was tied for 10th at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate where he shot a season-best 76-74-71--221.
The Edina, Minn., native attended the University of Minnesota as a freshman before transferring to UW-Madison his sophomore season. He earned three letters at UW and set his career low 18, 36 and 54-hole score at the 2012 Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational with a 75-68-75--218.
UW's GCAA All-America Golf Scholars
Chris Caulum Madison, Wis. Real Estate & Urban Plan., 1997
Garrett Jones Rewey, Wis. Finance, 2005, ‘06, ‘07
Jeff Kaiser Onalaska, Wis. Business, 2007
James Lemon Madison, Wis. Acct. & Operations Mgmt., 2000, ’01
Chris Meyer Edina, Minn. Marketing, 2013
Kevin Tassistro Rosemont, Ill. Mechanical Engineering, 2005