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Calvo Named Scholar All-American

July 9, 2008
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Jay Calvo earned Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Jay Calvo earned Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Liberty golfer Jay Calvo was named to the Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for NCAA Division I golfers, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

A total of 96 players earned the honor in Division I and 26 in Division II. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 76.0 in Divi¬sion I, 78.0 in Division II and 79.0 in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative 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.

Calvo (Baird, Texas), is a sport management major who recently concluded his junior season with a 3.2 cumulative GPA. On the links in 2008 Calvo registered the eighth-best stroke average in the Big South at 74.33.

Calvo is the sixth different Liberty golfer to receive such honors and the first since Jonathan Dickinson tallied back-to-back awards in 2004 and 2005. With Calvo's honor, seven total All-America Scholar awards have been bestowed upon Liberty golfers by the GCAA. Dickinson is the only Flame to receive the honor twice.