TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Men’s Golf’s Josh Lee and Harry Ellis earned tremendous recognition on Wednesday as they were both named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, an individual must have a variety of factors. They 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 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2.
Lee is a back-to-back All-America Scholar after earning the honor in 2016. The Management/Marketing double major received his Bachelor’s Degree in May and leaves behind a solid Seminole career. The native of Orange Park, Fla., ranks in the Top 10 in four categories, including par or better rounds (48 – ninth), career rounds played (129 – seventh), counting scores (98 – ninth) and birdies (383 – seventh).
Lee wraps up his FSU career as a four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient and a three-time All-ACC Academic Team member.
Ellis is a rising redshirt senior who has enjoyed excelling at his Sport Management major. The England native was named an All-ACC Academic Team member alongside Lee and has made the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times.
Ellis had a great showing in 2016-17, recording career bests in scoring average (71.62), average vs. par (+0.54) and rounds played (39) while earning PING! All-America honors. His offseason has been even more remarkable, winning the British Amateur and earning exemptions to the 2017 Open Championship (finished 12-over) as well as the 2018 Masters and 2018 U.S. Open.
A new record number of student-athletes earned All-Amer¬ica 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.