• September 21, 2020
 Three Miners named All-America Scholars by the GCAA

Oskar Ambrosius, Santiago Castilla and Eduardo Gonzalez | Graphic courtesy UTEP

Three Miners named All-America Scholars by the GCAA

A trio of UTEP men’s golfers have been awarded for their efforts in the classroom and on the links with Oskar Ambrosius, Santiago Castilla and Eduardo Gonzalez being named Second Wave Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

This past season, Ambrosius led UTEP with a 72.0 stroke average in 21 rounds, while he claimed four top 10 finishes and was also the Miners’ top finisher on four occasions.

Gonzalez averaged 73.5 strokes in 21 rounds with one top 10 finish, while Castilla posted a stroke average of 74.6 in four tournaments and 12 rounds of golf.

An additional 404 student-athletes were recognized with the award in the second nomination period, with a total of 1,018 players earning the award.

Of the 404 honorees in the second wave, 194 players were Division I selections, 87 in Division II, 81 in Division III, 27 from NAIA, and 11 from NJCAA. 2020 marks the first year in which Sophomores are eligible for the award.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA.

In addition, they must have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. For 2019-20 only, they must participate in 40% of the team’s competitive rounds.

Overall, the Miners posted a 3.35 team GPA over the course of the 2019-20 academic year.

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