Young, Tryhane Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars
NORMAN, Okla. -- After leading their team to the 2011 NECC Championship and the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament, Babson College golfers Joe Young (Westwood, Mass.) and Wesley Tryhane (Stamford, Conn.) have both named Cleveland Golf/Srixon Division III All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for their efforts this past year.
Requiring a combination of excellence both on the course and in the classroom, the distinction of All-America Scholar is bestowed on those who posted a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20 while also averaging a per-round score of 79.0 or better throughout the 2011-12 season.
A two-time captain and NECC Golfer of the Year before graduating this past spring, Young capped off his remarkable three-year career at Babson by averaging 77.2 strokes per round in his senior campaign. In addition to his All-America Scholar award, Young was also named GCAA/PING Division III All-Northeast in 2011-12.
Set to begin his senior season this coming fall, Tryhane emerged as one of the team's top performers in 2011-12, firing an average round of 79.0 in his junior year. His best performance came at the NECC Championsihps, where he tied for first place before losing to Young in a playoff to determine conference Golfer of the Year honors. Like his now former teammate, Tryhane also earned All-Region status this past year, garnering All-New England honors thanks to a magnificent eight-place showing at the highly-competitive NEIGA Championships.
Young and Tryhane are Babson's first All-America Scholar honorees since Steven Eklund in 2002-03. The Beavers' other known recipients of the award include Michael Sexton, Jared Meyers, and Mike Kuzara in 2000-01 and Dirk Thomas Saubier in 1995-96.