ATLANTA, G.A.– Georgia State men’s golfer J.J. Grey has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. Grey earned the award in his first year of eligibility from the organization. He was among 206 Division I student-athletes to receive the honor.
Grey enters his senior season as one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history. He is a three-time All-Sun Belt First-Team member and has won a school-record four times, including the Southern Intercollegiate this past spring.
This year he earned Sun Belt Golfer of the Month honors for March following his win and a pair of second place finishes. He led the Panthers to an NCAA Regional appearance for the second-straight year and had a team-best 72.40 scoring average, the eighth-lowest mark in school history.
AcademicallySun Belt Golfer of the Month, Grey earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognition this spring after earning President’s List recognition in the fall. The psychology major has received academic honors all six semesters he has been a student-athlete.
“J.J. understands everything that it means to be a student-athlete on the course and in the classroom,” head coach Joe Inman said. “He has had a remarkable three-year career and I know has big plans in story for his senior year. He is working hard to lead Georgia State to its best season in program history.”
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 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.
Former Panthers Tyler Gruca, Alan Fowler, Derek Oakey,Kasper Jorgenson and D.J. Fiese each earned the award twice during their careers, while Tom Sherreard earned the award once.