Guilford’s Creghan named Academic All-American

Posted by Andy Durham on June 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm under College | Comments are off for this article


Greensboro, N.C. —
* Guilford College senior *Brian Creghan (Radnor, Pa./Conestoga) *earned
Second Team *ESPN The Magazine *Academic All-America At-Large Team honors
Tuesday from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
He is the Quakers’ sixth CoSIDA Academic All-American in school history and
the first since 2002.

CoSIDA members nominated and selected the Academic All-America teams, which
are comprised of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle,
skiing, tennis, and water polo student-athletes from NCAA Division II,
Division III and NAIA institutions. The All-America ballot featured students
listed on one of eight first-team *ESPN The Magazine *Academic all-district
teams. Nominees were starters or important reserves of sophomore academic
standing or above who maintained at least a 3.30 grade point average on a
scale of 4.00. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed
Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in
Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) awarded the All-America
Scholar prize. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically and compete in
at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent
of his team’s competitive rounds or the NCAA Championships, have a stroke
average under 79.0 in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative
grade-point average of 3.2. Recipients must also be of high moral character
and in good standing at his college or university.

*Creghan *was also named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the
Golf Coaches Association of America in the finest of his four seasons at
Guilford. He placed 10th at the last month’s NCAA Division III Championships
to earn Second Team PING All-America honors and help the Quakers to a
second-place finish. *Creghan *was a 2010 Second Team All-Old Dominion
Athletic Conference (ODAC) honoree and won the league’s Golf Scholar-Athlete
of the Year Award for the second straight season. Guilford’s athletic
department staff awarded him the 2010 Richard Joyce Sportsmanship and Jack
Jensen Ideal Student-Athlete Awards in April.

*Creghan *stood third on the team and sixth in the league with a career-low
75.50 stroke average that ranks 39th in school history. He recorded three
top-10 finishes on the year, including a fourth-place showing at the
Quakers’ Tom and Bettie O’Briant Memorial in October when he shot 73-76-149.
He concluded his career with a 76.357 stroke average in 98 rounds, the
17th-lowest figure in Guilford’s distinguished golf history. An eight-time
dean’s list and four-time Academic All-ODAC honoree, *Creghan *graduated
with high honors May 8 with a degree in business management.

The Quakers were ranked second in the final *Golf World*/Nike Golf Division
III Coaches’ Poll and in the final Division III Head-to-Head
Standings. Guilford finished second among 37 teams in the NCAA Division III
Championships in Hershey, Pa., May 11-14 and could return as many as four
letter winners in 2010-11.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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