ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s golfers Josh Edgar and Egill Gunnarsson have been named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Thursday. Both earned the honor in their first-year eligibility from the organization. The duo was among a record 266 Division I student-athletes to receive the honor.
Edgar earned Dean’s List honors during both the fall and spring semesters this past season. He competed in a team-high nine tournaments during the year compiling a 73.42 scoring average in 26 rounds of competition. Edgar tied for the team lead with two top 25 finishes and led the squad with 12 rounds of par or better. He also earned a career-best tie for third at the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner after shooting a career-best 68.
Gunnarsson earned Dean’s List recognition in the spring following Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognition in the fall. The computer science major played in a career-high eight events compiling a team-best 73.33 scoring average in 24 rounds of play. He shot par or better eight times, second-most on the team, including a career-low 67 in the second round of the GSU-hosted Maui Jim Intercollegiate.
“Our program will always be about success on the course and in the classroom,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “I’m extremely proud of Josh and Egill for what they have accomplished. I know that they 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 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.
Last year, a school-record five Panthers earned All-America Scholar honors.
Former Panthers Nathan Mallonee, JJ Grey, Tyler Gruca, Alan Fowler, Derek Oakey, Kasper Jorgenson, Max Herrmann, Alex Herrmann, and D.J. Fiese each earned the award twice during their careers, while Nick Budd, Nathan Williams, Tom Sherreard, and Severin Soller earned the award once.