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Men's Golf

UTSA trio earns GCAA All-America Scholar status

NORMAN, Okla. — UTSA's Hunter Bott, Christian Fanfelle and David Harrison have been named All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
 
Fanfelle collected the All-America Scholar award for the fourth time in his career, Bott earned his third career honor, while Harrison was lauded for the second straight year.
 
Bott owns a 3.5 cumulative GPA as a management major and is a three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member. He earned third-team All-Conference USA honors this past season after leading the Roadrunners with a 73.41 stroke average. The Montgomery, Texas, native logged four top-20 finishes in 2022-23, highlighted by a tie for 10th at The Aggie Invitational where he fired a 3-under-par 213 (74-68-71) and earned conference golfer of the week accolades.
 
Fanfelle posted a 3.7 GPA and received his master's degree in business administration in May after earning his bachelor's degree in management in May 2021 with a 3.47 GPA. The San Antonio native was selected for the 2023 Conference USA All-Academic Team and is a five-time member of the league's honor roll. He ranked second on the squad with a 73.78 scoring average in what was his super senior season, and he registered a trio of top-20 showings, including a season-best fifth after firing a 9-under 207 (68-70-69) at the Trinity Forest Invitational.
 
Harrison boasts a 3.6 GPA as an economics major and was a College Sports Communicators Academic All-District selection earlier this year. The 2023 Conference USA Spring Sports Spirit of Service Award recipient is a four-time member of the C-USA Honor Roll and serves as President of UTSA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. On the course, Harrison tallied a 74.19 stroke average and turned in a pair of top-20 finishes in 2022-23, headlined by a tie for 13th at the Trinity Forest Invitational after recording a 5-under 211 (72-71-68).
 
To be eligible for GCAA All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and athletically in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate's Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must participate in 50% of their team's competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I, under 78.0 in NCAA Division II, under 79.0 in NCAA Division III, under 78.0 in NAIA, and under 77.0 in NJCAA, 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 their college or university.
 
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