DENTON, Texas (7/25/12) - North Texas senior Ty Spinella was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America earlier today.
"Ty did great things last year on the course obviously, but off as well," said head coach Brad Stracke. "He's a great kid, and he's one of those guys that is always on time. He worked hard, he's a good leader, and he proved it in the classroom as well."
Spinella had a team-low season-stroke average of 72.52 in 2011-12, which helped him earn the individual title at the Sun Belt Conference Championships along with the team's first-place finish.
The Fort Worth native had a 6-under par 66 showing at the Barona Collegiate Cup in San Diego, California in March. That performance, along with other top showings on the season, helped him earn a spot on the All-Sun Belt team for the first time in his career. The seventh-place finish began a run of back-to-back top-10 tournament finishes and concluded with a ninth-place finish at The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate.
For the 2010-11 school year, Spinella was named to the Dean's List at North Texas and the Sun Belt Commissioner's List.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be of junior or senior academic status, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 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.