July 22, 2016
By: Tim Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON —Former Rice men's golfer James Lee was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, announced Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon 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 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or univer¬sity.
A total of 212 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 41 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
Lee was named an All-America Scholar for the second consecutive year. He was one of four golfers to participate in all 12 rounds, averaging 75.18 strokes per round. He had two top 20 finishes, including a career-best 11th-place showing at the President's Day Challenge. He also finished the season with seven rounds of par or better. The Albuquerque, N.M., native was also named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.