NORMAN, Okla. – Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A new record number of student-athletes earned All-American Scholar status including 260 in Division I, 108 in Division II and 20 in NAIA. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars. 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 a high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Maryville College rising senior Doug Whitten has been honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America for his efforts on and off the course. This native of Alberta, Canada is majoring in business management at MC.
During his junior campaign, Doug finished 40th at the Rhodes Fall Invitational, 20th at the Dan Quayle Invitational, 14th at the Oglethorpe University Invitational, 30th at the Bojangles Tennessee Intercollegiate, 43rd at the Callaway Gardens Invitational, 134th at the Jekyll Island Invitational, 68th place at the Emory University Invitational, and finished with a 28th place finish at the challenging USA South Athletic Conference tournament.
On the season, Doug played in eight tournaments averaging a 77 during his 18 rounds.
Director of Golf at Maryville College Ron Waters had this to say about Whitten. "Doug has been a team leader both on the course and in the classroom. I am looking forward to his continued success during his senior year at MC and beyond."