Aug. 26, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. - Rising senior Patrick McCormick has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for Division I, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). A total of 138 players in Division I earned the honor.
"It is a great accomplishment for Patrick to receive this prestigious award," head coach Chris Baloga said. "It means a lot to the golf program to have a player receive such an honor. Hopefully he is the first of many to receive this award in my years as the Greyhounds' coach. I am really looking forward to having Patrick lead the team this coming year as one of our co-captains."
McCormick wrapped up his junior season by leading the Greyhounds to their fourth-straight MAAC Championship. McCormick shot an even-par 72 on the final day of competition and tied for the tournament's lowest score with a 1-over par 217. He lost on the first hole of a playoff to Siena's Don Denyse for runner-up honors.
The Weston, Fla., native played in all 12 tournaments for Loyola last year and was the Greyhounds' top finisher on five occasions. He picked up two top-15 finishes in the spring and led the team with a 75.1 stroke average.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 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.