Four Buffs Repeat As All-American Golf Scholars
BOULDER — Four members of the University of Colorado men's golf team were named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for the second year in a row, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced this week.
Victor Bjorlow, Kristoffer Max, Daniel O'Loughlin and John Paterson were all recognized for their accomplishments on and off the course for the shortened 2020-21 collegiate golf season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The same four were honored for the 2019-20 season, which was also cut short.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and athletically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 40 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in Division I and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average. Bjorlow and O'Loughlin were "super" seniors, granted an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic, while Max and Paterson second-time sophomores.
O'Loughlin led the team in stroke average this past spring with a 71.56 figure, also setting the all-time career mark for the Buffaloes with a 71.68 norm. Bjorlow was second (72.95), with Paterson fourth (73.41) and Max sixth (74.54).
The quartet are four of 17 Buffaloes to be afforded the All-America Scholar honor since it was created, with the group honored collectively a total of 28 times. Bjorlow, Max, O'Loughlin and Paterson join seven others who were honored twice: John Luoma (1994-95), Mike Troyer (1994-95), Knut Ekjord (1997-99), Ben Fiala (1999-2000), Stephen Carroll (2002-03), Philip Juel-Berg (2015-16) and John Souza (2017-18).
"Victor, Kris, Dan, and John are model examples of student-athletes and this honor recognizes their tremendous commitment to golf and academics, said CU head coach Roy Edwards. "We ask a lot out of our team – golfers miss as much or more class than any other student-athletes, so this is a testimony to their hard work both in and away from the classroom."