NORMAN, Okla. (July 25, 2018) – ETSU junior Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) earned Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar honors, as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced its recipients on Thursday.
Kim, who earned all-Southern Conference honors at the end of the 2017-18 season, has registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.97 while majoring in management. Kim was named to the SoCon spring all-academic team, while earning a spot on the SoCon Honor Roll for a third straight year after finishing the 2017-18 academic year with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
On the course, Kim played in all 11 tournaments for the Blue and Gold, and ranked fifth in the SoCon in scoring average (72.94). The Buccaneer junior totaled two top-10 finishes, including a win at the Wofford Invitational on April 10. The 2017 SoCon medalist rallied from seven shots back on the final day to win the Wofford Invitational at 11-under-par 205 en route to earning SoCon Golfer of the Week and Student-Athlete of the Week honors. Kim finished tied for seventh at the 2018 conference championship, while turning in an 11th-place finish at the Louisville Cardinal Challenge on Oct. 1. Kim posted two rounds in the 60s, which included a career-best 6-under 66 in the final round of the Wofford Invitational.
A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status, including 265 in Division I.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf 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, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career 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.
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