Mitch Gray named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by GCAA

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Mitch Gray of Campbell University was one of 146 players in NCAA Division I to be named 2012 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (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 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.

"This is a great day for Campbell University's athletic program, especially the men's golf team," said head coach John Crooks.  "The qualifications set forth by the coaches association are very high.  I am extremely proud of Mitch for earning All-America Scholar honors in each of the last two years."

Gray earned Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors for the second-straight campaign.  Named the 2012 Big South Conference men's golf scholar-athlete of the year in a vote of league sports information directors, Gray graduated Magna Cum Laude in May with a 3.75 grade-point average as a business administration major.

A native of Florence, S.C., Gray participated in all 29 rounds for the Camels in 2011-12, and produced a pair of top-10 finishes, including a seventh-place tie at the Golfweek Program Challenge.

He finished his senior season with a 73.4 stroke average, 12th-lowest in the conference, while producing four top-20 individual finishes.  Gray tied for 12th at the Big South Conference championship (74-69-74—217) and was named to the Big South all-academic team as well as to the Big South Conference presidential honor roll.

Gray recorded his best collegiate 54-hole score (71-69-69—209) to help CU win the Golfweek Program Challenge (Sept. 11-13) men's stroke play title.  He teamed with Michelle Koh to win a one-hole, alternating shot playoff against East Carolina for the combined male-female title.  Gray was in the Camel lineup for each of the team's three tournament titles in 2011-12.

He earned Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic honors in each of his first three collegiate seasons.  Gray concluded his career with 15 top-20 individual finishes.  He competed in every tournament for the Camels over his final three years.

Mitch Gray was one of five Big South Conference men's golfers to earn Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar recognition during 2011-12.  He was joined by Coastal Carolina teammates Sebastian Soderberg and Charlie Winegardner along with Kristopher Gray and Daniel Kim of Gardner-Webb.  Longwood, which joined the Big South on July 1, placed a pair of golfers on the team – Austin Gray and Kenny Leech.

2011-12 Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars

Abraham Ancer, Oklahoma
Troy Anderson, Denver
Spencer Anderson, Duke
Josh Apple, George Mason
Nicholas Austin, Richmond
Sebastian Backlund, Francis Marion
Philip Bagdade, Arizona
Blayne Barber, Auburn
Thomas Bass, UNCW
Evan Beck, Wake Forest
Lee Bedford, Wake Forest
Jack Belote, Memphis
Russel Boring, UC Santa Barbara
Christopher Brant, Iowa
Matt Brown, Furman
Tom Brown, Mississippi
Nicholas Brown, Southern Miss
Zahkai Brown, Colorado State
Hunter Brown, UTA
Max Buckley, SMU
Russell Budd, DePaul
Chris Burger, Xavier
TJ Carpenter, Ball State
Bruno Carvalho, IPFW
John Catlin, New Mexico
Derek Chang, Augusta State
Daniel Charen, Ohio State
David Chung, Stanford
Anthony Conn, Youngstown State
Chad Day, NC State
John De Beer, TCU
Trey DelGreco, Vanderbilt
Breandon Doyle, Columbia
Tyler Duncan, Purdue
Miguel Echavarria, Michigan
Alex Edfort, Pacific
Dan Ellis, Michigan State
David Ellis, Michigan State
Anders Engell, Saint Mary's (Calif.)
Rhys Enoch, East Tennessee State
David Erdy, Indiana
Jeff Evans, Southern Utah
Finley Ewing IV, Texas Tech
Benjamin Feld, Drexel
Preston Fielding, Penn
Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA
Brian Fister, Eastern Kentucky
Hank Frame, Washington State
Dylan Frittelli, Texas
Joe Gasser, Ball State
Ben Geyer, Saint Mary's (Calif.)
Brendan Gillins, Augusta State
Joshua Granger, UC Davis
Paul Grauer, Ohio
Kristopher Gray, Gardner-Webb
Austin Gray, Longwood
Mitch Gray, Campbell
Ben Greene, Kennesaw State
Antonio Grillo, Harvard
Eric Grimberg, Saint Mary's (Calif.)
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Hunter Hamrick, Alabama
Charlie Harrison, Wake Forest
Ricky Hearden, Illinois State
Michael Hebert, Auburn
Robert Hoadley UNCG
David Holtgrewe, Oral Roberts
John Duke Hudson, College of Charleston
Charlie Hughes, Washington
Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State
Drew Imel, IPFW
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
Jeff Karlsson, Kennesaw State
Daniel Kim, Gardner-Webb
Leon Knoll, San Diego
Richard Lamb, Tennessee
Scott Landreth, Akron
Tony Lazzara, Ball State
McLain Leberte, South Alabama
Steve Lee, Memphis
Kenny Leech, Longwood
Martin Liu, George Washington
Olafur Loftsoon, Charlotte
Nicholas Losole III, Northwestern
Chris Malec, Louisville
Ryan McCarthy, Loyola (Md.)
Patrick McCormick, Loyola (Md.)
Brian McKenna, St. Bonaventure
Joakim Mikkelsen, Baylor
Mat Miller, San Francisco
Bosten Miller, Marshall
Brad Miller, Richmond
Kevin Miller, Kent State
Tyler Mitchell, Charlotte
Chris Mory, Michigan State
Johnnie Motomochi, Oregon State
Mark Mumford, Tulsa
John Dawson Neufeld, Seton Hall
Alfonso Otoya, Jacksonville State
Brinson Paolini, Duke
Brandon Park, Seton Hall
Ben Peacock, Miami
Mark Pollak, Harvard
Brock Pompeani, Robert Morris
Andrews Pumariega, George Washington
Riley Pumphrey, Oklahoma
Scott Rainaud, Fairfield
Peter J. Reilly, Navy
Simon Reyers, Detroit Mercy
Stefan Richardson, Idaho
Tom Robson, Jacksonville State
James Ross, Houston
Sam Ryder, Stetson
Michael Sanz, Evansville
Matt Schovee, SMU
Lorenzo Scotto, Baylor
Justin Shin, New Mexico State
Cameron Simmons, Akron
John Skeadas III, Davidson
David Smith, South Dakota State
Sebastian Soderberg, Coastal Carolina
Tyler Spinella, North Texas
Alex Stinson, Ball State
Brian Sunker, Fresno State
Julian Suri, Duke
Tom Usher, Notre Dame
Daniel Walker, Richmond
David Watkins, East Carolina
Andrew T. Wegeng, Butler
Rhys West, Southeastern Louisiana
Ben Westley, DePaul
James White, Georgia Tech
Thomas Wilde, Old Dominion
Scotty Williams, Penn
Peter Williamson, Dartmouth
Cory Williamson, Arkansas State
Pat Wilson, St. John's
Charlie Winegardner, Coastal Carolina
Brad Winters, Valparaiso
Griffin Wood, Evansville
Chris Worrell, Tulsa
Curtis Yonke, Kansas State
Daily S. Young, Missouri State
Andrew Yun, Stanford