Dengler Earns All-America Scholar Honors From GCAA
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland golf rising senior Jimmy Dengler has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Dengler, one of just two Patriot League golfers among the 206 honored from NCAA Division I, has been a mainstay in the Greyhounds’ lineup the past three years. Helping Loyola to three-straight conference championships – a MAAC title in 2013 and back-to-back Patriot League Championships in 2014 and 2015 – he has a three-year stroke average of 75.22, including finishing this season at 74.67.
A business administration major from Rumson, New Jersey, Dengler has earned All-Patriot League First Team and Academic All-Patriot League honors throughout his career. He has also made three NCAA Regional Championship appearances.
Dengler becomes the third Greyhound under head coach Chris Baloga to earn All-America Scholar honors by the GCAA. He’s also the first honoree since Patrick McCormick, a two-time All-America Scholar, and Ryan McCarthy picked up the accolade in 2012.
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 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.