Golf's Carroll, Gallo Named to Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Team
July 14, 2006
NORMAN, OK -- George Washington's Brian Carroll (Crystal Lake, IL) and Andrew Gallo (Toronto, ONT) have been named to the Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced on July 11. It marks the second straight year the pair has been named to the All-America Scholar team.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in Division I 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.
Thomas Blankvoort (`02) is the only other Colonial to be named to the team, earning the honor in 2001 and 2002.
Carroll, the Colonials' co-captain, was named the 2005 Atlantic 10 Conference Student-Athlete of the Year for men's golf. He competed in 15 tournaments during the 2005-06 season, placing among the top 10 a total of 10 times and has a pair of top-20 finishes as well. He led GW with a 72.76 stroke average over 34 rounds. He shot a season-low round of 67 in the Hargrove B. Davis Invitational and he won the Joe Agee Invitational on Oct. 4 at Williamsburg, VA, leading GW to the team title.
A three-time golf team MVP, Carroll was one of four finalists for the prestigious National Byron Nelson Award, the second-highest award in college golf. He was named the recipient of the 2006 J. Dallas Shirley Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award on May 8. Carroll graduated in May with a 3.51 GPA with majors in finance and tourism aas well as hospitality management. He minored in exercise science and economics. He has been a member of George Washington's Dean's List three semesters and the GW Athletic Dean's List all eight semesters. He also is a three-time member of the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
The Colonials' other co-captain, Gallo posted a 75.26 stroke average (third-best on team) after competing in 15 tournaments (34 rounds). He recorded a pair of Top-10 finishes and five Top-20 finishes this season. He shot his low round of the year (a 68) at the Penn Invitational last Fall where he tied for seventh among 70 individuals. He has qualified for both the Canadian and British Amateur championship tournaments. Gallo graduated in May with a 3.33 GPA while majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology. He has been a member of the University's Dean's List two semesters and a member of the GW Athletic Dept. Dean's List six semesters as well as twice named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Both Carroll and Gallo also were the golf representatives on GW's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).