Razorback golfers earn recognition
Garza and Overstreet named All- America Scholars
arkansasrazorbacks.com FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas men’s golf seniors Luis Garza and Mason Overstreet were named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.
To be eligible for the Division I Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a stroke-average under 76.0 while maintaining a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2 and participating in 40% of the team’s competitive rounds.
Garza carries a 3.36 career GPA, is set to graduate later this summer and is a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection. He posted a 73.58 scoring average and 14 of his 18 round counted toward the team total. Garza shot a season-low round of 67 twice – once leading to a 21st-place finish at the Bearcat Invitational and the other to a 25th-place finish at the White Sands Intercollegiate.
Overstreet graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business finance, posting a 3.89 GPA with a season stroke average of 71.46. The Kingfisher, Okla., native is a two-time SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was Arkansas’ nominee for the SEC’s H.
Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship. He has earned SEC Academic Honor Roll four times, has posted a perfect 4.0 five times to earn Chancellor’s List, and has earned Dean’s List (3.75-3.99 GPA) three times (only four career “B’s”).
More honors came earlier this week for Overstreet, who was voted 2020 Academic All-America Division I Men’s At-Large third team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom.
The At-Large team may be the most exclusive in the CoSIDA realm as it features student-athletes from 12 sports including fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Only seven NCAA Division I golfers were named Academic All-America.
Overstreet joins Austin Cook as the only Razorback men’s golfers to be voted to the CoSIDA All-America team.
• Graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business finance, posting a 3.89 GPA.
• Arkansas’ male nominee for the SEC’s H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.
•Two-time SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2019 and 2020).
• Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District (2019 and 2020).
• Four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2017-1st year, 2018, 2019 and 2020).
• Has posted a perfect 4.0 five times to earn Chancellor’s List and has earned Dean’s List (3.75-3.99 GPA) three times (only four career “B’s”).
• 2017 NCAA runner-up.
• 2017 PING All-America honorable mention.
• 2018 PING All-Region.
• Career scoring average of 72.04 ranks second on the school’s all-time list.
• His 459 career birdies rank third and his 13 eagles tie for first.
•Posted a scoring average of 71.46 this past season which ranks seventh on the school’s singleseason list. He also has the eighth-best, single-season scoring average in school history (71.52 in 2017-18) and the 16th-best (71.77 in 2018-19).
• Qualified for the MacKenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada.
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Luis Garza and Mason Overstreet