TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Rising senior Josh Lee was selected as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The honor places him among the elite juniors and seniors academically throughout the nation.
“I am proud of Josh for receiving this All-America Scholar award,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “Josh is a disciplined person who achieves at the highest level on the course and in the classroom.”
A total of 212 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 41 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon 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, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2.
One month ago Lee also earned All-ACC Academic Team honors following a superb junior season. He is a management and marketing double major from Orange Park, Fla., who played a key role in another strong season for the Seminoles. Lee finished his junior campaign with a career-low average score of 72.73 in 30 rounds.
Lee shot a career-low 66 in the final round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Feb. 21 to begin the spring season on a good note. He was critical to FSU’s NCAA postseason run as well, with his final-round 69 in the Kohler Regional helping FSU reach its fifth straight NCAA Championship.
In Eugene, Ore., at the NCAA Championship, Lee’s three-round score of 214 (+4) was first among his FSU teammates.