Golf's Irby named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar

Josh Irby follows through on a swing. Text: GCAA All-America Scholar. Lynchburg Hornet logo.

Norman, Okla. -- University of Lynchburg golfer Josh Irby (Clover, Va.) became the first two-time Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar in program history Wednesday, when the Golf Coaches Association of America unveiled its 2018 dual-emphasis list.

The recent graduate became the program's first-ever golfer to earn the honor as a junior a season ago.

Irby, who holds the program records for career scoring average (76.7) and rounds played (80), was a two-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference performer who also got it done in the classroom. He graduated with a degree in biomedical science and plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Dentistry.

He was a co-recipient of the Dr. Jack M. Toms Male Senior Award, the Lynchburg athletic department's top career-achievement honor.

To be eligible for the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar list in NCAA Division III, a player must carry at least junior status academically, a 3.2 cumulative GPA, a scoring average under 79, and have played at least half his teams rounds. The player must also be of high moral character and be in good standing with his institution.

Follow this link to see the entire 2018 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar list.