NORMAN, Okla. - College of Charleston rising senior John Duke Hudson (Sonora, Texas) was honored today by the Golf Coaches Association of America as they announced the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
Hudson, a Pre-Business Administration major at CofC, was one of 146 players in NCAA Division I to earn this honor.
"This is a great accomplishment for John Duke," CofC head coach Mark McEntire said. "It shows how well he is able to balance school and golf. I hope he can continue to excel in both areas and have an outstanding senior year."
Hudson had a stroke average of 74.91 with a low round of 70 and a season-best finish of third-place at the Kauai Collegiate Invitational in the fall. In the spring Hudson finished 25th at the Southern Conference Championship at the Daniel Island Club.
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 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 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.