Golfer Named All-America Scholar

Ian Dahl honored for exceptional academic excellence
By Jason Behenna

A member of the Seattle University men’s golf team, Dahl has been recognized as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). 

The junior played in 24 competitive rounds for Seattle U in 2010-11, posting one of the best scoring averages on the team at 74.4. He entered the Redhawk lineup in the team’s second tournament of the year, finishing in a tie for 20th place at the Saint Martin’s Invitational with a final score of two-under-par 214. His best round of the year was a first-round 68 at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational October 4. 

At the 2011 America Sky Men’s Golf Conference Championships, Dahl improved in each round, posting scores of 78 (+7) and 77 (+6) on the first two days before shooting even-par 71, the Redhawks’ best round of the entire tournament, to move up into a tie for 12th place in the final standings with a cumulative score of 226 (+13). He earned Second Team All-America Sky honors for his performance at the season-ending tournament. 

Dahl, a history major, has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.679. He earned Academic All-America Sky honors last week after posting a 3.67 grade point average for the 2010-11 academic year, including a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2011 quarter. In all, 138 players at the Division I level received the academic recognition from the GCAA. 

To be eligible for Division I All-America Scholar recognition, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two 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 76.0 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. 

The Seattle University men’s golf team will compete in the America Sky Men’s Golf Conference in 2011-12 before joining the rest of the athletic department’s move to the Western Athletic Conference July 1, 2012.   


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