July 25, 2013
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech junior Travis Wilmore was one of only two in-state student-athletes to earn honors on the 2013 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars team released by the Golf Coaches Athletic Association on Wednesday.
The Alexandria, La. native joined Southeastern Louisiana's Rhys West as the lone two golfers from Louisiana-based Division I programs to earn the prestigious honor. The duo were two of 152 Division I players nation-wide to be named to the team.
"I am very proud of Travis for his work both in the classroom and on the course," said Tech head coach Jeff Parks. "This is a very deserving honor, one that he should be very proud of. To be one of only 152 players from Division I programs across the country to earn this distinction says a lot about this young man."
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 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.
Wilmore earned first team all-Western Athletic Conference accolades and second team all-state (by the LSWA) honors this year after registering a 74.0 scoring average in 33 rounds of action. He recorded four top 10 finishes and six top 20 finishes and captured the individual title at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate. His 10-under-par total of 206 at the event was the lowest score by a Bulldog golfer in more than 20 years.
In the classroom, Wilmore boasts an impressive 3.75 grade point average while majoring in biology.
Wilmore was one of six golfers from WAC programs that earned a spot on the All-America Scholar team.