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Dembowiak Named to All-America Scholars Team

August 2, 2011
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For the second year in a row, Preston Dembowiak has been named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars team, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

To be eligible for the scholastic listing, a student-athlete must have a junior or senior academic standing, competed in at least two full seasons at the collegiate level and have participated in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds that season.

Additionally, the honoree must have maintained a 76.0 season stroke average at the Division I level (78.0 at Division II and 79.0 at Division III) and a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (GPA).

Dembowiak was one of 138 Division golfers from around the country honored with his inclusion on this year's list.

The recent graduate helped Liberty post the most successful season in program history, one that culminated with the team winning its first-ever Big South Men's Golf Championship.

Dembowiak bested his career stroke average coming into the season by more than two strokes during his senior campaign, finishing third on the squad with a 72.8 season stroke average. The Summerfield, N.C., native also finished the year ranked No. 180 in the country by Golfweek and No. 210 by Golfstat, his highest career national rankings.

Dembowiak captured his first collegiate individual title during his senior season, taking individual medalist honors at the Big South Men's Golf Championship with a career-best seven-under par 209.

Dembowiak received numerous academic accolades during his final season at Liberty. The business finance major finished his college career with a 3.70 GPA. He was named the 2011 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as well as to the Big South All-Academic team, the VaSID All-State academic squad and to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

Last year, Dembowiak joined seven other former Flames that have been named to the GCAA/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar team. He is just the second in program history to be name to the academic listing twice, joining Jonathan Dickinson (2004 and 2005).

Dembowiak is the 20th golfer in Big South Conference history to be named to the GCAA/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar team and the sixth to receive the honor twice during their collegiate careers.

Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars

Derek Adams, Utah  
Troy Anderson, Denver  
John Apple, George Mason  
Nate Barbee, Kansas  
Keith Becker, UALR  
Lee Bedford, Wake Forest  
Jake Belote, Memphis  
Christian Blanchet, South Alabama  
Logan Blondell, Georgia Southern  
Scott Brace, San Diego  
Chris Brant, Iowa  
Zahkai Brown, Colorado State  
Nicholas Brown, Southern Miss  
Max Buckley, SMU  
Thomas Buran, Arizona State  
Nicholas Carbary, Eastern Michigan  
Bud Cauley, Alabama  
Colin Chapman, UNC-Greensboro  
Sam Chavez, New Mexico  
Jeff Clarridge, Detroit Mercy  
Eli Cole, TCU  
Richard Conlin, Saint Mary's (Calif.)  
Michael Cress, Ohio State  
Ian Dahl, Seattle  
Chad Day, NC State  
Herbert Day, Xavier  
Johan de Beer, TCU  
Gaston De La Torre, New Mexico State  
Matt Deal, Georgia Southern  
Trey Del Greco, Vanderbilt  
Preston Dembowiak, Liberty  
Nicklaus Despain, Weber State  
Justin Dorward, Louisville  
Brendan Doyle, Columbia  
Lloyd du Preez, Arkansas State  
Tyler Duncan, Purdue  
Josh Dupont, Northwestern  
Andres Echavarria, Florida  
Anders Engell, Saint Mary's (Calif.)  
Harris English, Georgia  
David Erdy, Indiana  
Jeff Evans, Southern Utah  
Arie Fauzi, Tulsa  
Brian Fister, Eastern Kentucky  
Kevin Fitzgerald, UC Riverside  
Nils Floren, Texas Tech  
Alan Fowler, Georgia State  
Andrew Frame, Northern Illinois  
Dylan Frittelli, Texas  
Linus Gillgren, UALR    William Golden, Charlotte  
Clark Granum, Columbia  
Mitch Gray, Campbell  
Austin Gray, Longwood  
Tony Grillo, Harvard  
Rafael Guerrero, Charlotte  
Austin Gutgsell, LSU  
Luke Guthrie, Illinois  
John Hahn, Kent State  
Stephen Hale, California  
Hunter Hamrick, Alabama  
Ryan Haselden, Vanderbilt  
Bo Hoag, Ohio State  
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State  
Tom Hoge, TCU  
Henrik Holm, Saint Mary's (Calif.)  
Warren Hood, Arkansas State  
Brad Hopfinger, Iowa  
Mark Hubbard, San Jose State  
Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State
Kyle Huus, Gonzaga
Vince India, Iowa
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
Mark Jargren, VCU
Alex Johnson, Pacific
Jeff Karlsson, Kennesaw State
Jeff Katz, Binghamton
Jeff Kellen, Illinois State
Devin Komlin, East Tennessee State
Kyle Kopsick, Auburn
Scott Landreth, Akron
Scott Langley, Illinois
Olafur Loftsson, Charlotte
Timothy Madigan, New Mexico State
Michael Marks, Oakland
Nyasha Mauchaza, Towson
Thomas McCarthy, Yale
Eric Meier, Illinois State
C.G. Mercatoris, Robert Morris
Joakim Mikkelsen, Baylor
Jason Millard, Middle Tennessee
Bosten Miller, Marshall
Brad Miller, Richmond
Mat Miller, San Francisco
Kent Monas, Cleveland State
Matt Moot, Campbell
Christopher Mory, Michigan State
Jonnie Motomochi, Oregon State
Lucas Murray, Akron
Henrik Norlander, Augusta State
Paul O'Kane, East Tennessee State
Peter O'Neill, Xavier
Kurt Owen, Weber State
Tomaz Pinheiro, IPFW
Chris Piumelli, South Alabama
Mark Pollak, Harvard
Riley Pumphrey, Oklahoma
Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine
Peter Reilly, Navy
Darren Renwick, Tennessee
Kyle Robbins, Stephen F. Austin
Travis Ross, New Mexico
Scott Roudebush, TCU
Samuel Ryder, Stetson
Michael Sainz, Evansville
Matthew Schovee, SMU
Lorenzo Scotto, Baylor
Cedric Scotto, Southeastern Louisiana
Michael Shrader, Richmond
Scott Smith, Nevada
Brad Smith, Ohio State
Dan Smith, Belmont
Brian Sunker, Fresno State
Nicholas Tarasiewicz, Utah Valley
Tom Usher, Notre Dame
Felipe Velazquez, UALR
Bank Vongvanij, Florida
Ben Westley, DePaul
James White, Georgia Tech
Michael Whitehead, Rice
Brent Whitehead, Wofford
Scotty Williams, Penn
Peter Wilson, East Tennessee State
Griffin Wood, Evansville
Keaton Woodland, Weber State
Sang Yi, LSU
Michael Young, Longwood
Steve Ziegler, Stanford