NORMAN, Okla.—Two Columbia men’s golfers—graduated seniors Arjuna Anday and Mert Selamet—were named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday.
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 NCAA Division I competition 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.
A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status including 260 in Division I, 108 in Division II and 20 in NAIA. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars.
In May, Anday and Selamet concluded their collegiate golf careers at Columbia. Anday ranked second on the squad with a 74.77 stroke average in 2016-17 and finished in 25th place at the 2017 Ivy League Championships. Selamet earned All-Ivy League honors for the third time in his career when he finished tied for 10th at the 2017 Ivy League Championships after shooting a seven-over-par 223.
Earlier this month, Columbia Men’s Golf earned a GCAA Academic Award. The Lions were one of 187 teams at all collegiate levels to submit a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
In 2017-18, Columbia returns six letterwinners including seniors Joshua Suh and Curtis Chan, junior Sunny Yan and sophomores Nick Brisebois, Cullen Chung and 2017 Ivy League Rookie of the Year Jeremy Perna. Four newcomers join the roster including Arjun Puri, John Robertson, Dan Terrell and John Youn Sung Kim. Five players graduate from the program.
Since taking over the men’s program in 2005, Mueller has guided Columbia men’s golf to four Ivy League team championships, three individual Ivy League championships, five NCAA post-season appearances and 25 All-Ivy League individual golf performances.