NORMAN, Okla. -- A pair of SVSU Men's Golf student-athletes were honored with national academic recognition for the 2017-18 academic year, as senior Ryan Peruski and junior Dustin Pumford were named to the Srixon / Cleveland All-America Scholar Team.
Peruski rounded-out his SVSU career with a stroke average of 73.57 in his 28 rounds of competition. He finished top-10 five times and inside of the top-5 on three different occasions. Ryan finished runner-up at the OVU Highlands Cup Challenge with a two-under total. His five-under tally at the season-opening Al Watrous Intercollegiate was his lowest score in relation to par this past season. He was named to the All-GLIAC First Team as well for his performance. Peruski graduated this past spring with a mechanical engineering degree and had a 3.40 GPA during his tenure.
Pumford competed in 26 rounds this season for the Cardinals, registering a stroke average of 74.77. He tallied a pair of top-10 finishes, including a sixth place showing at the 2018 NCAA Division II Midwest / Central Super Regionals, where he was one-under par for the week and narrowly missed a trip to the national championships as an individual. Dustin maintains a 3.38 GPA as a chemistry major for the Cardinals. It is the second straight season that he has been named an All-America Scholar.
The Cardinals finished inside the top-five in eight tournaments for the 2017-18 campaign. They claimed the title at the OVU Highlands Cup Challenge and at the SVSU Spring Invitational, where SVSU shot six-under par as a team for the 36-hole event.
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.
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