Elon’s DiIanni Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s Golf Second Team

AUSTIN, Texas – Elon University senior men’s golfer Jonathan DiIanni has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men’s At-Large Second Team as announced on Thursday, June 9, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

DiIanni, who carries a 4.0 GPA as a finance major, earned his first-career CoSIDA Academic All-America honor. He is the first Elon men’s golfer to earn Academic All-America honors since John Marshall was named to the first team in 2001. Marshall was a two-time honoree, tabbing a second team selection in 2000. DiIanni also was awarded a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 Men’s At-Large Team for the second consecutive season.

The Kernersville, N.C. native, earned a spot on All-CAA Men’s Golf Second Team as he led the Phoenix with a 72.41 stroke average over 27 rounds in 10 events. DiIanni was also named to the league’s all-academic team. He recently earned Elon’s male recipient of the A.L. Hook Scholar-Athlete award for the second consecutive year. The award is given to the junior or senior student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA.

For the first time in his career, DiIanni earned a spot on the Conference All-Tournament team after finishing tied for fifth individually at this year’s CAA Championships. His season average of 0.67 score vs. par ranks first in the program’s Division I era for a single season and his stroke average was the second lowest for a single season during the golf program’s time as a Division I program. He finished the season with three top-10 finishes and placing in the top-five twice at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate and the CAA Championships. The senior was also named the team’s Most Valuable Player at the Elon Athletics Awards Banquet.

2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams

First Team
Sport           Name                           School
Tennis          Rishab Agarwal                 Mississippi State
Swimming        Evan Bader                     Miami (Ohio)
Golf            Stephen Behr                   Clemson      
Volleyball      Christy Blough                 Ohio State
Swimming        Cory Bowersox                  Texas
Wrestling       Nathan Burak                   Iowa
Volleyball      Conrad Kaminski                Stanford
Wrestling       Michael Kroells                Minnesota
Swimming        Nathan Lile                    Gardner-Webb
Swimming        Anton McKee                    Alabama
Wrestling       Nico Megaludis                 Penn State
Swimming        Ryan Murphy                    California
Swimming        Connor Oslin                   Alabama
Swimming        Ty Stewart                     Georgia
Gymnastics      Dennis Zaremski                Stanford
Second Team
Sport           Name                           School
Skiing          Endre Bjertness                Utah
Lacrosse        Tyler Cook                     High Point
Golf            Jonathan DiIanni               Elon   
Swimming        Eric Ebert                     Niagara        
Golf            Martin Eriksson                McNeese State
Golf            Forrest Gamble                 Mississippi
Skiing          Raleigh Goessling              New Hampshire
Ice Hockey      Soren Jonzzon                  Quinnipiac
Tennis          Marko Krickovic                Auburn
Ice Hockey      Zac Lynch                      Robert Morris (Pa.)
Water Polo      Mihajlo Milicevic              Southern California
Wrestling       Ian Nickell                    Cal State Bakersfield
Gymnastics      Emeric Quade                   Ohio State
Wrestling       Zain Retherford                Penn State
Swimming        Pavel Romanov                  Alabama
Swimming        PJ Ransford                    Michigan
Third Team
Sport           Name                           School
Swimming        Ryan Bailey                    U.S. Naval Academy
Swimming        Weston Christensen             South Dakota State
Lacrosse        Deemer Class                   Duke
Tennis          Lucas Fumagalli                U.S. Air Force Academy
Golf            JJ Grey                        Georgia State
Swimming        Dylan Grisell                  Florida State
Ice Hockey      Gabe Levin                     Denver
Lacrosse        Dylan Molloy                   Brown
Wrestling       Brett Pfarr                    Minnesota
Rifle           Ivan Roe                       Murray State
Tennis          Robert Skolik                  Eastern Illinois
Golf            Trevor Torgerson               Oral Roberts
Gymnastics      Connor Westrick                U.S. Naval Academy
Wrestling       Michael Woulfe                 U.S. Naval Academy