NORMAN, Okla. –Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status including 267 in Division I, 126 in Division II and 23 in NAIA. Additionally, 62 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf 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, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career 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.
Representing the Mount St. Joseph University men's golf team on this years team were a pair of recently graduated seniors. Mikel Merker (Dayton, OH/West Carrolton) and Andrew Ruehle (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington North) helped to lead the Lions on and off the course in 2017-18. Merker was the Lions most productive player last season, he won three individual medals, while maintaining a 74.45 stroke average, from the top spot in the Lions lineup. Ruehle expected to play a big role for The Mount in his senior season, but was hampered by injury for much of the season.
As a team the Lions finished second in the the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship again this season.