Nick Hocker Tabbed Golf Coaches Association of America All-America Scholar

Nick Hocker Tabbed Golf Coaches Association of America All-America Scholar

GCAA news release

NORMAN, Okla. – Adrian College recent graduate Nick Hocker (Oxford, Mich.) has been named to the 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar team for NCAA Division III, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced this week.

A total of 212 players in Division I, 91 in Division II, 75 in Division III and 12 in NAIA earned the honor by the GCAA. Hocker is one of only three Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association student-athletes represented (Trine University had two).

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 career 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.

Hocker, who majored in business, just missed the All-MIAA First Team at the conference's fall championships in October. He led the Bulldogs with a 76.0 stroke average, which ranked seventh during the MIAA campaign in 2015-16.

He helped Adrian to a top-4 finish in that event--ending the fall season with four-straight upper-half places in the MIAA Jamboree series. The Bulldogs' best performance came on a soggy Oct. 2 day when they were the Jamboree#7 runner-up as the host team, with Hocker tied for sixth overall and the team's co-leader with a 78.

One of Hocker's best moments was the Ted Barclay Spring Invitational at Denison University, where he was in third place out of 48 individuals with an even-par score of 71--only one stroke from tying for medalist.

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