PHILADELPHIA - The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced its 2010-11 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for NCAA Division I, and Penn's Scotty Williams is one of 138 players nationally to be honored by the organization.
To be eligible for All-America Scholar recognition, an individual must be a junior or senior academically and have competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level (competing in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds or in the NCAA Championships). The stroke-average maximum for Division I players is 76.0, and the minimum grade-point average (GPA) is 3.20.
Williams can add the GCAA honor to his list of academic honors accumulated over the last two years. He was an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in the at-large category in 2009-10, and this spring he received Academic All-Ivy recognition.
A rising senior, Williams missed the fall portion of the 2010-11 season but came back with a strong spring to help lead the Quakers. He boasted a 75.4 stroke average in 17 tournament rounds, and earned first-team All-Ivy for the second straight year with a fourth-place finish at the Ivy League Championships in late April.
Williams -- who is one of just six Ivy League players to earn Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar recognition -- was the Ivy League Championships medalist as a sophomore in 2010, and competed at the NCAA East Regional in New Haven, Conn.