Three Pirates Earn GCAA All-America Scholar Honors

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Seniors Tyler Erickson, Jacob Tilton and Jared Wagenaar of the Armstrong Atlantic State University men's golf team have earned Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors from the Golf Coaches' Association of America for 2012-13, announced today by the organization.

The Pirates placed three on the Division II portion of the squad, which included 57 men's golfers from around the nation. Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 78.0 in Division II and maintain a minimum cumulative 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.

Erickson, who carries a 3.86 GPA in chemistry, earns the All-America Scholar honor for a second consecutive season. The Warner Robins, Ga., native carried a 75.57 stroke average in 23 rounds of action this season and also earned the Armstrong President's Cup award as well as the Dr. Donald Anderson Male Student-Athlete of the Year award.

Tilton also earns the honor for a second consecutive season, carrying a 3.55 GPA in liberal studies. The Evans, Ga., native notched a 76.31 stroke average in 2012-13, earning All-PBC Tournament Team honors.

Wagenaar is the final honoree for the Pirates, carrying a 3.868 GPA in chemistry. This is the first honor for Wagenaar, who sported a 75.47 stroke average in 2012-13.

The three Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors in 2012-13 matched the three earned by the Armstrong men's golf team last season.

Overall, golfers from the Peach Belt Conference made up nine of the 57 honorees this season.

Click here to view the complete list of 2012-13 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Athletes as awarded by the GCAA.