Four Stags Earn GCAA All-America Scholar Distinction
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Seniors Vikram Chatterjee and Will Parker, and sophomores Yuefeng (Michael) Ma and Kevin Jiang earned Golf Coaches Association of America All-America Scholar honors, the organization announced today.
To be eligible for GCAA All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior and must participate in at least 50 percent of their team's competitive rounds, have a stroke average under under 79.0 in NCAA Division III, 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 their college or university.
All four of the CMS honorees were among the five players who competed for the Stags at the NCAA Division III Championships, where they finished in third place for the second year in a row.
Chatterjee was also named a third-team All-America selection by the GCAA earlier this summer. He was the Division III National Player of the Month in February, after winning individual medalist honors at the first SCIAC regular season tournament, and finished in third at the SCIAC Championships in April.
Jiang was an honorable mention All-America selection from the GCAA as well. He earned the SCIAC Athlete of the Week award after earning a top-10 finish at the loaded Jekyll Island Invitational, ending up at -4 to tie for seventh in a field of 30 teams and over 150 golfers. He was seventh at SCIAC No. 2, and ninth at SCIAC No. 1.
Parker was a GCAA All-America honorable mention selection last year, and earned All-West Region honors this year. He was a first-team All-SCIAC selection as both a junior and senior, and finished ninth at the NCAA Division III Championships in 2022.
Ma was also a GCAA All-America honorable mention selection last year, and earned All-West Region honors this year. In addition, he captured the SCIAC Athlete of the Year honors a year ago after winning individual medalist honors at the league championships.
Jiang and Ma will be among the returnees next year who will try to keep the Stags in national championship contention. CMS won its first national title in 2016, and has had two third-place finishes in the last two seasons after returning from the pandemic.