CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – UVA golfers Chris Fosdick (Middlefield, Conn.), Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.), Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) and Jack Montague (Manakin-Sabot, Va.) have been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America for academic excellence by being named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for their performance in the classroom. Orischak and Montague picked up the honor for the second consecutive season.
Fosdick played in six events in his first season at UVA after transferring from Florida Southern. He posted a 73.33 stroke average. Orischak had a 73.38 stroke average during his senior campaign and picked up his eighth career top-10 finish during the season. Massie played in five tournaments and posted a 74.20 stroke average while Montague rebounded from off-season surgery to post an average round score of 74.50.
Previously, Fosdick and Orischak were named to the All-ACC Academic Team. UVA was honored by the GCAA with its President’s Special Recognition status for having a team grade point average of 3.5 or better, one of just 41 Division I programs to earn that honor.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and athletically in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must participate in 40-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I, under 78.0 in NCAA Division II, under 79.0 in NCAA Division III, under 78.0 in NAIA, and under 77.0 in NJCAA, 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 university.