NORMAN, Okla. - Mateusz Kucz of the University of California San Diego men's golf team has been named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar as the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced the selections Wednesday.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, a student-athlete 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 78.0, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2.
Kucz, who recently completed his junior campaign, is an Economics major at UC San Diego's Warren College. In 2016-17, he was one of three Tritons to compete in all 26 of the team's rounds and stood second on the roster with his 75.3 stroke average. His best finish was a tie for ninth in the season-opening Johnson Shootout in Los Angeles County.
A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status including 260 in Division I, 108 in Division II, and 20 in NAIA. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars.