July 9, 2010
Cal State Northridge received a double-dose of good news recently as junior Nick Delio was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar and incoming freshman Jake Katz was named LA Daily News Player of the Year.
Delio was one of 119 Division I players named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon 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 Division I, 78.0 in Division II and NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 in Division I, II and III and 3.5 in NAIA. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Delio who advanced to his first NCAA Championship after winning the Southwest Regional, competed in 13 tournaments as a senior posting a team-leading and Northridge record 71.7 stroke average after taking 2,797 strokes over 39 rounds which is a Northridge season record. Delio, who led the Matadors this season with five top-10 finishes and five top-20 finishes, was also a first team All-Big West honoree for the third straight season and was named to the Division I PING All-West Region Team
Katz, who enters Cal State Northridge in the fall, was named Daily NewsPlayer of the Year after becoming the first golfer in Westlake history to advance to the state tournament twice, matching last year's sixth-place finish at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach by shooting 72 at Santa Maria Country Club to finish with the area's lowest 18-hole scoring average of 71.5, a four-stroke improvement from last season.
- GO MATADORS -