Kansas Men’s Golf Duo Named All-America Scholars
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s golfers Connor Peck and Chase Hanna have been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), the organization announced July 20.
Hanna and Peck were two of 212 NCAA Division I men’s golfers honored by the GCAA. 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 in 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 his college or university.
Peck, a senior in 2015-16, is receiving the honor for the second-straight year. The Ankeny, Iowa native played a major role in Kansas’ 2016 NCAA Regional appearance, the first for a KU team since 2007. Peck led KU with a 72.0 stroke average and completed 2015-16 with 10 top-20 finishes in the 13 tournaments he participated in.
Hanna posted six top-20 finishes in 2015-16, his junior season. The Leawood, Kansas native averaged 73.7 strokes per round and had 17 rounds of even par or under for the season.
Peck and Hanna were two of five Jayhawks named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team and both were repeat honorees. Peck graduated from KU in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business. Hanna is also a business major.
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