VALDOSTA, G.A. – Following All-GSC seasons for John Fordham and Chris Rogers, the pair of Blazer golf upper class men were rewarded this week as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars after an equally impressive effort in the classroom throughout the course of the 2014-15 season.
Rogers led the Blazers with an average of 74.3 strokes per round during his junior season, and complemented that performance with a 3.88 grade point average. Meanwhile, Fordham joined Rogers with a trip to the NCAA South Regional after posting a 75.1 strokes per round average during his senior season and closing out his career with a 3.4 cumulative grade point average.
The duo fell comfortably within the eligibility requirements for All-American Scholar golfers, which state that a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participated in 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke per round average of 78.0 or better in DII, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2. Each recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his university.
Fordham plans to remain with the program as a graduate assistant coach for the upcoming season, while Rogers is preparing for his senior season under the guidance of Head Coach Jared Purvis.