Johnson Named A Cleveland Golf/Srixon Academic All-America

Alex Johnson at the 2011 NCAA Regionals - Photo: Courtesy of Matt Brown

Stockton, Calif. - Proving to be a true student-athlete, Alex Johnson earned his second consecutive Cleveland Golf/Srixon Academic All-America award as the 2011 all-america scholar team was announced today.  A total of 138 Division I golfers earned the award in 2011 and were selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two 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 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 in Division I. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

For the season, Johnson posted an impressive 73.27 stroke-average while tallying six top-20 finishes and three top-10 finishes.  Continuing where he left off as a junior, Johnson took home an individual championship during his senior season as he posted top honors at the Fresno Lexus Classic.  He would take home the championship on the fifth playoff hole after sinking a 20-foot put to close out his competition with a birdie and finish at six-under, 210.  He was also instrumental in the Tigers' record-setting victory at the Pacific Invitational in which the Tigers' finished 25-under to win their home tournament by 19 strokes.  Johnson earned All-Big West First Team honors after the season for his play on the course.