Elon’s DiIanni Earns Academic All-District Recognition

ELON, N.C. – Elon men’s junior golfer Jonathan DiIanni was one of 10 student-athletes selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Men’s At-Large Team as announced on Thursday, May 14, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

DiIanni carries a 4.0 GPA as a finance major.

DiIanni, a native of Kernersville, N.C., led the Phoenix with a 74.52 stroke average over 29 rounds in 11 events. A two-time CAA Golfer of the Week, DiIanni twice shared medalist honors this season. The first came at the Maryland Terrapin Invitational where he tied for first out of 75 players with a mark of 214 (71-72-71). He then tied for first out of 72 players at the Greenbrier Collegiate Invite with a two-round score of 137 (67-70). In Elon’s first-ever CAA Championship, DiIanni tied for ninth with a 222 (77-69-76). His performance helped the maroon and gold to eight top-10 team finishes in 11 tournaments over the 2014-15 season. He was a member of the CAA All-Academic Team and recently was named Elon’s male recipient of the A.L. Hook Scholar-Athlete award that is given to the junior or senior student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA.

With his all-district selection, DiIanni is now eligible to earn Academic All-America accolades.

2015 Capital One Academic All-District 3 Men’s At Large Team
Alex Calott, Tennis, Charlotte (3.96 – Communications studies)
Devin Carter, Wrestling, Virginia Tech (3.71 – Psychology / educational foundations)
Tyler Cook, Lacrosse, High Point (4.00 – Psychology)
Jonathan DiIanni, Golf, Elon (4.00 – Finance)
Roy Dixon, Golf, UNCG (3.97 – Finance)
Tamina Kienka, Tennis, North Carolina Central (4.00 – Biology / pharmaceutical science)
Nathan Lile, Swimming, Gardner-Webb (4.00 – Computer science)
Brett Patterson, Golf, Middle Tennessee State (4.00 – Business administration)
Tristan Warner, Wrestling, Old Dominion (3.98 – Criminal justice)
Matt Yelverton, Golf, Gardner-Webb (4.00 – Biology)