Atkisson named to Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Team

Joe Atkisson, senior on the UMSL men's golf team and an international business major.

Joe Atkisson is a senior on the UMSL men’s golf team and an international business major. (Photo by Danny Reise)

Joe Atkisson, of the University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s golf team, has been tabbed as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

He is one of 57 golfers in NCAA Division II to earn the honor.

Atkisson, a two-time all-region and All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree, posted a scoring average of 75.69 during his junior campaign. The 2013 GLVC individual champion, he posted four top-10 finishes and tied for 31st at the NCAA Championship. In addition to his GLVC medalist honor, he claimed individual honors at the Midwest Regional at Fox Run.

Atkisson enters his season year as the program’s all-time career scoring leader with an average of 75.42.

In the classroom, he owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.252, while majoring in international business with a minor in Spanish.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon 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 or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 78.0 in Division II and maintain a minimum cumulative 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.

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