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