Trip Wray '11 Named Division III All-America Scholar
AMHERST, MA – Amherst College junior Trip Wray (Walpole, MA) was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for Division III, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced earlier this month. Of the 38 Division III student-athletes honored, only five compete in the NESCAC.
Wray is the school’s first GCAA All-America Scholar since Justin Sharaf ’05 earned the honor in 2004 and 2005. To be eligible for 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. An individual must also participate in at least 70 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 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.
In addition to boasting a GPA well above the minimum requirement, Wray had a stroke average of 77.0 this year. He finished with Amherst’s lowest or second lowest score in every event, leading the Lord Jeffs on four occasions. Notably, Wray tied for eighth in a field of 86 golfers at the Williams College Fall Invitational, shooting a 74 on the first day before standing out with a 71 on day two.
Wray was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team as a first-year, and this past fall represented the Lord Jeffs on the conference’s All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams as a co-captain. He was also named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team as a standout hockey player.