Hope College golfers Collin Breit and Ben Lanting have been named NCAA Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for the 2014-15 season.
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.
Hope men’s golf coach Bob Ebels said both of his two seniors deserved the award.
“They worked hard during their four years at Hope to handle being on the golf team and keeping their GPA at this level,” Ebels said. “They were a coach’s dream to have on the team for four years — very coachable and wonderful attitude for the other golfers to model. The team will miss them both and so will the Hope community.”
Breit and Lanting were among 34 Division III honorees and 206 in all NCAA and NAIA levels to earn All-America Scholar status.
Breit and Lanting helped the Flying Dutchmen finish 23rd at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships. Hope also repeated as MIAA regular-season champions, earning the 18th league title overall and third in four years.