ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s golfers Nick Budd, Alex Herrmann, Max Herrmann, Severin Soller and Nathan Williams have been named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday. Alex and Max earned the award for the second-straight year while Budd, Soller, and Williams earned the honor in their first-year eligibility from the organization. The five were among a record 265 Division I student-athletes to receive the honor.
Budd earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors this past season after playing in all 10 events and compiling a 73.33 scoring average. He earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognition in the spring following Dean’s List honors during the fall. Budd finished the season with 13 rounds of par or better, tops on the team. He earned a pair of ninth-place finishes at the UNCG Grandover Collegiate and the 3M Augusta Invitational.
Alex Herrmann earned All-Sun Belt First Team honors for a third straight year despite missing the final four events of the season due to an injury. Herrmann led the Panthers with a 73.17 scoring average and a pair of top 25 results in just six events. In his last collegiate event, he finished tied for fourth at the Auburn Tiger Invitational to lead the Panthers to a second-place finish. He finished his career earning President’s List honors in eight-straight semesters.
Max Herrmann played in nine tournaments as a senior, finishing the year with a 74.15 scoring average. He opened the season with a tie for 10th at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and earned another top 10 by finishing in fifth-place at the 3M Augusta Invitational. Earning GCAA honors for a second-straight year, Herrmann finished his career earning President’s List honors in eight-straight semesters.
Soller earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors after a remarkable start to his Georgia State career. Soller won the Bridgestone Stroke Play in his first event with the Panthers and then tied for fourth at the GSU-hosted Autotrader Collegiate Classic. He finished the year with a 73.21 scoring average and four top 25 finishes. He earned Dean’s List honors during the fall and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognition during the spring.
Williams also earned GCAA honors in his first year of eligibility. He saw action in nine tournaments compiling a 75.41 scoring average. He tied for 23rd at the GSU-hosted Autotrader Collegiate Classic shooting a second-round 67 which tied for the lowest round by a Panther during the 2017-18 season. In the classroom, he earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.
“It is a remarkable accomplishment to have five student-athletes earn this award in the same year,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “All five truly understand everything that it means to be a student-athlete on the course and in the classroom. Alex and Max proved that by earning their degrees and have successful futures ahead of them. Nick, Severin and Nathan will provide the backbone of what we need this upcoming season to lead us back to NCAA Regional play.”
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf 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, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2.
Former Panthers Nathan Mallonee, JJ Grey, Tyler Gruca, Alan Fowler, Derek Oakey, Kasper Jorgenson and D.J. Fiese each earned the award twice during their careers, while Tom Sherreard earned the award once.