CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – UVA men’s golfers Pietro Bovari (Milano, Italy) and George Duangmanee (Fairfax, Va.) have been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America for academic excellence by being named All-America Scholars for their performance in the classroom. It marks the second year in a row both players were honored by the GCAA.

Both Bovari and Duangmanee helped UVA to a program-best seventh-place finish at the 2023 NCAA Championships. Duangmanee appeared in all 13 tournaments and posted a 72.73 scoring average with a pair of top-10 outings. Bovari was second on the team with a 71.71 stroke average. He had three top-10 finishes.

Bovari and Duangmanee were previously named to the 2023 ACC Honor Roll and the ACC All-Academic team. Duangmanee is a rising senior while Bovari graduated last spring with a degree in economics.

To be eligible for GCAA All-America Scholar nomination, 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 50% of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I 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 their college or university.

A total of 546 NCAA Division I athletes from 193 schools earned 2022-23 GCAA All-America Scholar honors.

Established in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of men’s collegiate golf coaches. The GCAA’s mission is to support its member coaches from six divisions, including the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA, by creating educational opportunities, providing resources, and promoting its members with the purpose of enhancing their overall performance as coaches, mentors, and teachers. The GCAA also recognizes the excellence and achievements of its members and their student-athletes in academic, athletic, and civic endeavors.