NORMAN, Okla. -- Ohio men's golf graduate Ben Sattler (Liberty Township, Ohio) has been named an NCAA Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, as announced today by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II, NAIA, and NJCAA were announced. Additionally, 60 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. It was a record setting year for the award as 540 student-athletes earned the title of All-America Scholar, the most since the awards inception in 1982. Out of the 540 honorees, 266 players were Division I selections, 112 in Division II, 23 NAIA recipients, and 18 NJCAA award winners. 2019 marks the first year in which NJCAA players are eligible for the award.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate's Degree and in there last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they 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, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
A finance major, Sattler competed in all 11 tournaments in 2018-19, averaging a 74.12 over 25 rounds (1,853 strokes) to rank second on the team. Sattler tied for eighth place with a 220 (+4) to lead the way for Ohio at the 2018 Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (Oct. 8-9), following up a first-round 76 (+4) with two rounds of 72 (E) to post his best finish of the year and earn MAC Co-Golfer of the Week honors. Sattler carded rounds of 75 (+4), 67 (-4; career-best round) and 70 (-1) to finish with a career-best 212 (-1) at the Phoenix Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-16).
In addition to being named an NCAA Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, White also garnered both Academic All-MAC honors for the third year in a row.