Elon’s DiIanni Snares All-CAA Men’s Golf Honors

RICHMOND, Va. – Elon junior men’s golfer Jonathan DiIanni was recognized with second-team All-CAA and CAA All-Academic Team honors following the program’s first season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association the league announced on Thursday, May 14.

DiIanni, who is from 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.

DiIanni was also named to the league’s all-academic team as he sports a 4.0 GPA as a finance major. He recently earned 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.

2015 All-CAA Men’s Golf Teams
First Team
Ryan Cole, James Madison
Christopher Crawford, Drexel
Alex Hicks, William & Mary
John Jonas, College of Charleston
Zach Munroe, College of Charleston

Second Team
Jonathan DiIanni, Elon
Thomas Eldridge, UNCW
Charlie Kern, William & Mary
Poom Pattaropong, James Madison
Jon Weiss, James Madison

CAA Men’s Golfer of the Year: Christopher Crawford, Drexel
CAA Men’s Golf Rookie of the Year: Thomas Eldridge, UNCW
CAA Men’s Golf Coach of the Year: Mike Keogh, Delaware

All-Academic Team
Ryan Cole, James Madison
Yoseph Dance, Drexel
Jonathan DiIanni, Elon
Jens Geweke, UNCW
Davis Morrison, William & Mary
Zach Munroe, College of Charleston
Nino Rosal, Delaware
Tyler Silberberg, Towson
David Won, Hofstra