Francis Marion University juniors Lukas Crisp and John Michael Schaffer have been named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars list for the 2013-14 season. The announcement was made by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
A total of 207 players at the NCAA Division I level were honored. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, have competed in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participated in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0, 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 institution.
This marks the 11th and 12th instances where a Patriot golfer has earned national academic recognition since the inception of the program in 1971.
Crisp led the Patriots with a 74.97 stroke average, including six sub-par rounds and three Top-15 finishes. He competed in all 11 tournaments highlighted by a second-place finish at the final event of the season, the Wolfpack Spring Open, hosted by N.C. State University.
A native of Gothensburg, Sweden, Crisp owns a 3.533 GPA as a management major. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society and Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society. He has been selected for the PBC Presidential Honor Roll three times and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll all six of his semesters.
Schaffer posted a 75.81 stroke average, including five sub-par rounds and two Top-25 finishes. He also participated in all 11 tournaments.
A graduate of Sumter High School, Schaffer has recorded a 3.494 GPA at FMU as a general business major. He is also a member of ODK and Chi Alpha Sigma, has been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll three times, and appeared on the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll all six of his semesters.
The Patriots registered seven Top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments this past year, including a season-best tie for fourth place at the SpringHill Suites Intercollegiate Tournament last September.