July 25, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- Rising senior Miguel Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia/The Columbus School) of the University of Michigan men's golf team was named a 2012 Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar recipient for Division I today (Wednesday, July 25) by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Echavarria becomes the 11th Wolverine to earn the prestigious academic accolade, joining Michael Affeldt (1998-99 and 1999-2000), Anthony Dietz (1991-92, 1992-93), Kevin Dore (2007-08), Michael Harris (1998-99, 1999-2000), Bob Henighan (1991-92), Isaac Hinkle (1996-97), Ross Millman (2008-09), Dave Nichols (2002-03), Tim Schaetzel (2006-07, 2007-08) and Kevin Vernick (1997-98).
An engineering major, Echavarria was honored as an Academic All-Big selection as well as Big Ten Distinguished Scholar this past season. He started 11 events, posting a career-best scoring average of 75.21 and setting career bests for single-round (68), 36-hole tournament (148), 54-hole tournament (214) and 72-hole tournament (309) scores. He went 2-0 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship and competed in his first conference championship, tying for 33rd. For his career, he has started 15 of 20 events while holding a 76.08 per-round average.
To be eligible, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three 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 in Division I 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.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423