PHILADELPHIA - The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for the 2009-10 season, and Penn's Chance Pipitone has been recognized as one of 119 NCAA Division I players across the country.
Pipitone graduated in May from the Wharton School of Business. He is the seventh Penn player to earn the All-America Scholar award since 2000, but just the first since 2003. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status at the Division I level, 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 GPA of 3.2.
Pipitone finished the 2009-10 season with a 74.0 stroke average over 22 rounds, which was the team's best. In nine tournaments he was the Quakers' low scorer at four tournaments, second among Penn players three times, and third twice. Pipitone was individual medalist at the Caves Valley Intercollegiate, and earned All-Ivy honors for the second time in his career with a seventh-place finish at the Ivy League Championships. As a freshman in 2006-07, Pipitone was runner-up at the Ivy League Championships, then finished fifth at the NCAA West Regional to earn an individual bid into the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.