Cloete Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
July 24, 2014
MILWAUKEE - Brandon Cloete, member of Marquette University men's golf team, has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
He becomes the first Marquette individual honored by the GCAA since Mike Van Sickle earned the award in 2008 and 2009.
"I'm very proud of Brandon," said MU head coach Steve Bailey. "This is a tremendous honor and a direct reflection of his hard work on and off the course."
To be eligible for the award in Division I, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
Cloete, who led Marquette in scoring average (73.88) in his first season with the Golden Eagles in 2013-14 was one of three Golden Eagles (Pat Sanchez, CJ Swift) named to the 2014 All-BIG EAST Team and carded a score of par-or-better on eight different occasions throughout the season.
The Knysna, South Africa native has had a sensational first summer of competition in Wisconsin. Most notably, Cloete qualified for the U.S. Amateur, which will be played this August at Atlanta Athletic Club, after he carded a two-round total of 5-under-par to win a local qualifier. A week later, Cloete posted a top-10 finish at the 113th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship.
Cloete is the first Marquette golfer over the past five years to receive this designation, when Mike Van Sickle did it during his senior season. He is also the fourth different Marquette student-athlete in the award's history to be recognized.