|A-State’s Williamson Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon...|
JONESBORO (7/25/12) - The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Wednesday that Cory Williamson, a senior on the 2012 Arkansas State men's golf team, has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
Williamson is one of 146 NCAA Division-IA players across the nation to receive the honor recognizing student-athletes who are either a junior or senior academically, competed at least three full years at the collegiate level, participated in at least 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds or in the NCAA Championships, held a stroke average under 76.0 and maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
"I'm extremely proud of Cory," said ASU head coach Steve Johnson. "In my opinion, this award truly represents the essence of being a successful student-athlete. By receiving this award, he has demonstrated that he is able to balance the rigorous schedule of being a collegiate golfer as well as staying focused on the importance of his academics. He has set a fine example in this regard."
The Mendenhall, Miss., native played at A-State the last two seasons after transferring from Meridian (Miss.) Community College following his sophomore year. Williamson is a member of the Arkansas State Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll. He was also a part of the 2011-12 ASU men's golf team that won the Sun Belt Conference Team Academic Award for holding the highest combined GPA in the league.
Williamson carried a 75.84 stroke average last season as a senior, recording a low round of 69 while picking up three top-25 finishes. He recorded a three-round low score of 212 at the Seminole Intercollegiate, where he finished a season-best tied for 15th place among 95 players. Williamson averaged 75.03 strokes per round during his junior campaign when he picked up four top-25 finishes, including a career-best tied for 13th place at the Memphis Intercollegiate.
Williamson also qualified to compete in the 2011 U.S. Amateur in Erin, Wis., prior to the start of his senior season after tying for medalist honors at the Mississippi sectional held in Jackson.