Rob Canady named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar, PING All-Region winner

Rob Canady named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar, PING All-Region winner

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. – Transylvania men's golf senior Rob Canady was named to the 2017 Division III PING All-Region Team and a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Tuesday evening by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Canady (Gallipolis, Ohio / Gallia Academy) was one of 44 golfers who were selected for All-American Scholar honors and is the eighth Transylvania men's golfer to receive the award since 2008-2009.

According to the GCAA, an individual must be an academic junior or senior who carries a stroke average of under 79.0 while maintaining a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. Additional criteria for selection includes being of high moral character and in good standing at his college or university.

Canady is the reigning Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player after capturing the HCAC Tournament championship two weekends ago. Over the 2016-17 season, Canady led the Pioneers in stroke average (76.04), and ascended to ranking as high as 11th in the Great Lakes Region according to Golfstat.

For his proficient play in 2016-17, Canady was also selected to the PING All-Region Team. The list of honorees spans over six regions nationally. The senior was one of 15 players selected to the Great Lakes All-Region team. Canady is the 21st member of the Transylvania men's golf team to achieve PING award honors.

Canady was formally acknowledged along with the other award winners Tuesday evening at the official NCAA Men's Golf Championships banquet at Mission Inn.

Canady and the Pioneers return to the Mission Inn Resort on Wednesday for the second round of play at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf National Championships where Transylvania sits in a tie for 14th place after one round.

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