ORU’s Howes, Laughlin named to All-American Scholars

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Norman, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of American announced that ORU’s Jackson Howes and Hunter Laughlin were named Second Wave Srixon/Cleveland Gold All-American Scholars for 2019-20.

Second wave Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA have been announced by the GCAA. An additional 404 student-athletes were recognized with the award in the second nomination period, with a total of 1,018 players earning the award. Of the 404 honorees in the second wave, 194 players were Division I selections, 87 in Division II, 81 in Division III, 27 from NAIA, and 11 from NJCAA. 2020 marks the first year in which sophomores are eligible for the award.

Jack Howes competed in all six competitions throughout the 2019-20 season. Howes shot a season low 212 at The Sam Hall Intercollegiate. He finished tied for eighth at the Little Rock/First Tee Classic with a 216 and tied for ninth in the team’s win at the Jackrabbit Invitational with a 216.

Hunter Laughlin finished tied for sixth at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate with a season low 214. Laughlin competed in all six tournaments and shot a single-round season low, 69, at The Sam Hall Intercollegiate and the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically in 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 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, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. For 2019-20 only, they must participate in 40% of the team’s competitive rounds

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