ECU Duo Wins GCAA Academic Honors

GREENVILLE, North Carolina – East Carolina golfers Nicholas Brown and Stephen Carroll have been named 2021-22 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association Of America (GCAA) announced Thursday. This is the second consecutive school honor for the Pirate duo as both were named a year ago.

“Very proud of the example and leadership shown by Stephen and Nic with this honour,” said the ECU head coach. Kevin Williams said! “It is not easy to be excellent in your sport and academically, but they have achieved this success and we are proud of them. We hope that other members of our team will obtain this honor at the coming.”

Brown, who recently won the Carolina Amateur Championship on July 18, is currently pursuing her master’s degree in sustainable tourism and hospitality. The 2022 American Athletic Conference varsity team selection appeared in nine events last season, posting a 73.56 stroke average, which stood on the team. He recorded a pair of top 15s with a 13th share at ECU Intercollegiate after a par 221 from five out.

Carroll, a five-time AAC All-Academic pick, earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned his graduate certificate in project management in the spring of 2022. He attended all 11 events a year ago with an average of 72 .58 strokes. with a pair of top five finishes. Carroll’s best result came at the Wexford Intercollegiate after shooting a two-under par 214 for a share of third place.

To be eligible for the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior, or senior both academically and athletically in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, and NAIA, or receive their associate degrees and in their final year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must participate in 50% of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average of less than 76.0 in NCAA Division I, less than 78.0 in NCAA Division II, less than 79.0 in NCAA Division III, below 78.0 in NAIA and below 77.0 in NJCAA. , and maintain a minimum career cumulative grade point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high character and in good standing at their college or university.

Nine of the 12 Pirates on the 2021-22 team were named to the American Athletic Conference varsity team earlier this month.


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