Drew Kirby Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
Former Southern Miss men’s golfer Drew Kirby, who finished his Golden Eagle career this past spring, earned selection to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Kirby, from Baton Rouge, La., collected this award for the second time in his career, having also received this accolade in 2014.
The three-year letterwinner for the Golden Eagles played in 83 rounds over his collegiate career, posting a 75.16 stroke average and placing one Top 5 and three Top 10 finishes during his time with the program.
Kirby finished his senior campaign with his best season for the Golden Eagles, in which he captured all of his Top 10 finishes and posted a career-low 73.91 stroke average over 32 rounds for the year.
This is the seventh time a Golden Eagle has won this award and Kirby is the fourth different Southern Miss men’s golfer to receive the honor. Matt Wofford collected this nod in 2004, while Paul Apyan was acknowledged in both 2009 and 2010, Nick Brown in 2011 and 2012.
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 in Division I, while maintaining 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 college or university.