July 9, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. - Baylor University junior golfer Bill Allcorn (Abilene, Texas) was one of 96 NCAA Division I student-athletes recognized as a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday's honor marks the second straight season that Allcorn was named an All-America Scholar.
Allcorn becomes the fourth BU golfer in school history to earn consecutive Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors, joining Chris Nickens (1996-97), Worth Williams (2000-01) and Chase Thomas (2006-07).
Allcorn carded a 75.09 stroke average in 22 rounds during the spring in 2008. He posted his best finish in the first tournament of the spring campaign at the Rice Intercollegiate, finishing tied for 12th with a score of 221 (70-75-76). Allcorn's spring-opening tournament included shooting a 70 in the first round - his lowest of any round in the spring. He later posted his lowest tournament of the spring with a 218 (71-73-74), finishing tied for 28th with a five-over par at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. He concluded his junior campaign at the NCAA Central Regional, posting a 241 to finish 129th overall.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically and 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 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.