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Falcons golfer Tom Whitney, a Class of 2010 graduate and native of La Quinta, Calif., was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America July 8, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer)
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Falcons' Tom Whitney named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America scholar

Posted 7/8/2010   Updated 7/8/2010 Email story   Print story


by Melissa McKeown
Athletic Communications

7/8/2010 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Air Force golfer Tom Whitney has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the 2009-10 season, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America July 8.

Whitney, a native of La Quinta, Calif., who also received the honor in 2008-09, becomes the Falcons' first two-time recipient of the award.

A total of 119 players in Division I, 55 in Division II and four in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 22 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete 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 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II and NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 in Division I, II and III and 3.5 in NAIA. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Whitney, the Falcons' most valuable player in 2010, graduated from the Academy in May with a 3.29 GPA in social sciences. A two-time all-conference performer and two-time academic all-conference honoree, Whitney closed out his career at Air Force as one of the most decorated golfers in school history. He holds numerous school records, including lowest individual round (64) and lowest tournament score (200). His season stroke average of 71.7 during the 2009-10 season was also a school record, besting his own previous record of 72.0. Whitney, a two-time NCAA Regionals participant, was also a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award.

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