July 16, 2019, Sterling, Colo. — Plainsmen sophomore Brett Mattson adds another award to his bank by being named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar list.
Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II, NAIA, and NJCAA have been announced by the GCAA. Additionally, 60 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. It was a record-setting year for the award as 540 student-athletes earned the title of All-America Scholar, the most since the award's inception in 1982. Out of the 540 honorees, 266 players were Division I selections, 112 in Division II, 23 NAIA recipients, and 18 NJCAA award winners. 2019 marks the first year in which NJCAA players are eligible for the award.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate's Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Mattson graduates from Northeastern with his Associates Degree and is attending Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. this upcoming fall.