Ashland University men's golfer Chandler Walnsch has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for his efforts on the course and in the classroom during his junior season in 2016-17.
Walnsch currently has a cumulative grade-point average of 3.61 as an economics major and averaged a 77.6 through 19 rounds of golf last season. He placed Top 25 in three of nine tournaments, including a season-best 12th at the SVSU Spring Invite on March 18-19.
This is the third year in a row that an Eagle has garnered this award, as 2016 graduate Austin Schreiber graced the list of honorees the past two years.
To add to his resume, Walnsch also earned a spot on the 2016-17 GLIAC All-Academic Excellence team, recognizing athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
According to 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 of less than 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 GPA of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.