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UA golfers Garza, Overstreet honored
Luis Garza of Arkansas hits a tee shot during the Valspar Collegiate Invitational at the Floridian on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Palm City, Florida (AP Photo/Scott Halleran)
University of Arkansas senior golfers Luis Garza and Mason Overstreet were named on Thursday as Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.
A player must be a sophomore or beyond with a stroke average of less than 76 and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 while participating in at least 40 percent of his team’s competitive rounds.
Garza, who has a 3.36 GPA, is set to graduate this summer. The native of Leon, Mexico, is a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection. He posted a 73.58 scoring average in 2020, and 14 of his 18 rounds counted.
Garza shot a pair of season-low 67s this spring, leading to 21st at the Bearcat Invitational and 25th at the White Sands Intercollegiate.
Overstreet graduated from Arkansas with a 3.89 GPA with a degree in business finance and a 71.46 2020 stroke average.
The Kingfisher, Okla., native is a two-time SEC men’s golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is the UA’s nominee for the SEC’s H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete post-graduate scholarship.
A four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll pick, Overstreet has posted a 4.0 in five different semesters and has only four career Bs on his transcript.
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