Aug. 1, 2013
FORT WORTH—Former TCU men’s golfer Eli Cole has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. It marked the second time in Cole’s career that he was honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America following a prior selection in 2011.
In order to be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, individuals must meet the following requirements:
- Own at least junior academic standing
- Competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level
- Participate in 70 percent or more of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships
- Record a stroke average under 76.0
- Maintain a minimum cu¬mulative grade-point average of 3.2
- Be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university
Cole was among a group of 152 NCAA Division I golfers who met the award’s criteria for this past season. He recently concluded his college career with his best season as a Horned Frog, finishing the year at No. 105 in the Golfweek/Sagarin individual national rankings and earning a spot on the PING All-Central Region Team. Also accomplished in the classroom, Cole was named to both the Capital One Academic All-District VII and Academic All-Big 12 Teams as a senior
As a group, the men’s golf team ranks as one of TCU’s most successful programs in the classroom, having combined for a 3.17 grade-point average during the 2012-13 fall and spring semesters. The Horned Frogs were one of 79 NCAA Division I teams that received All-Academic Team recognition from the GCA, the third straight year TCU earned the honor.
Seven of the nine student-athletes on TCU’s roster compiled at least a 3.0 GPA in 2012-13, including Cole, who posted a perfect 4.0 mark while taking graduate courses during his senior season.