LUBBOCK, Texas – Four members of the Texas Tech men’s golf team have been named 2017 All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), it was announced Thursday.
Four Red Raiders, juniors Hurly Long and Fredrik Nilehn, and seniors Hannes Ronneblad and Federico Zucchetti, marks the most All-America Scholars in a single year for Tech since 2013.
This is the second consecutive All-America Scholar honor for Ronneblad, who was also a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree as a Red Raider.
To be eligible for 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 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2.
The Red Raiders also had a successful 2017 season on the course, featuring a pair of team titles and a pair of individual championships as well, culminating in earning the No. 2 seed at the NCAA College Grove Regional. The Red Raiders were ranked as high as No. 5 in the 2017 Golfstat rankings.
The 2017-18 golf slate begins in September, and the full schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.