NORMAN, Okla. - The Golf Coaches Association of America announced its 2018-2019 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar recipients with one Panther receiving recognition.
Junior Austin Zapp (Union, Ky.) becomes the first panther golfer to ever receive the award. In receiving this award, Zapp continues to add to his impressive resume which now includes both academic and athletic awards embodying the true meaning of a student-athlete.
To qualify for the award, an athlete must hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, have a season scoring average of 79.0 or lower, compete in fifty percent of their team events, and must be a junior or senior both athletically and academically. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university
On the golf course, Zapp's outstanding season is headlined by a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference award. While leading the Panthers in breaking the team school record, Zapp also broke his previous school record with a 4-under par round of 68 at the MSJ Stateline Shootout. Zapp finished in the top-10 individually in half of the 8 tournaments the junior competed in last season. With a season average of 76.00 strokes, Zapp's season ranks fifth all time in Hanover golf history.
The two time All-HCAC performer looks to build off of his junior season and help lead the Panthers during the 2019-2020 campaign. Hanover's season will kick off August 31st as the Panthers head to Lexington, Ky. to compete in the Transylvania Invitational Tournament.
The full list of award recipients can be found at the link above.