UCSB’s Robinson earns Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar award

UC Santa Barbara senior Hunter Robinson has been selected as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second consecutive year it was announced Wednesday.

Robinson the only senior on the Gaucho team in 2015, was an economics major. A native of Coppell, Texas, he had a solid final campaign at UCSB, highlighted when he shot a 3-under par for a one stroke victory at the OGIO-UCSB Intercollegiate in April. It was his first collegiate tournament win.

Robinson had the third lowest stroke average on the team in 2014-15 at 74.59. He was the Gauchos’ second highest finisher at the Big West Tournament where he carded a 13-over par 223, good for 23rd place. His second round 68 equaled the lowest score of any UCSB player at the tournament.

In addtion to earning Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors, Robinson was also named to the Academic All-Big West squad in June and earned a Golden Eagle Award for academic excellence in May.

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, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 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.