BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University men's golfer Ross Maietta has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar that the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced on Wednesday. This year Maietta was joined by John Scott who earned the honor for the first time. Maietta and Scott aretwo of 91 NCAA division II golfer to earn the distinction, and in all 206 golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
Maietta had a memorable senior season wearing the Scarlet in Navy as he became the first Tornado men's golfer to win the individual Conference Carolinas Championship, winning the event by two strokes with a three-round total of 213. On the year, the Bexley, England native averaged 74.55 strokes per round and posted one top 10 finish, the victory at the conference tournament. He posted eight rounds of par or better, including all three rounds at the conference championship and posted is best round of the season, a 69 in the second round of the King University Invitational where he finished 11th. This marks the second straight season Maietta has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
Scott capped his career with by averaging 76.47 strokes per round in 2014-15. The Glasgow, Scotland native posted a season-best round of 70, and played in 19 rounds for the Tornado. His best tournament finish of 18th came at the King University Invitational where he shot 74-70 for a tournament total of 144.
The duo are two of four golfers from Conference Carolinas to earn the distinction as they were joined by Austin Doerr of Barton College and Tucker McDonald of North Greenville University.
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, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 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.