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
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