Razorback Duo Earns Academic Honors
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Recently graduated Arkansas men’s golfers Kolton Crawford and Nicolas Echavarria picked up another honor Wednesday afternoon when they were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
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 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative career GPA of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Crawford, who graduated in the spring with a marketing degree and 3.64 GPA, played four years for the Razorbacks and made two appearances at the NCAA National Championship. He posted counting scores in six of his seven rounds at the NCAA Championship and recorded two runner-up finishes during his junior campaign. Crawford tallied seven top-five finishes, nine top-10 finishes and posted 29 rounds under par. A member of the 2012 SEC All-Freshman team, the Mansfield, Texas, native earned PING All-Region honors in 2015 and had a collegiate stroke average of 73.1, which ranks in the top 10 in program history.
Echavarria earned his degree in international relations in the spring with a 3.54 GPA, capping off a stellar four year career for the Razorbacks with a 72.3 stroke average as a senior. He captured his first victory at the 2016 Southern Intercollegiate and posted a counting score in 90 of 121 rounds. Echavarria was named All-America Honorable Mention in 2013 and came back with PING All-Region honors in 2016. The Medellin, Colombia, native has four of the top 30 tournament scores in program history and holds the school record for the lowest round at the NCAA Championship with a 6-under 64 in 2013.
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