Baumgarten honored as All-America Scholar

July 26, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis junior Brandon Baumgarten was selected as a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America Wednesday morning. This is the second academic award of the year for the managerial economics major from Granite Bay, California, as he made the Big West Academic All-Conference squad in June.


To qualify for All-America Scholar status, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in a minimum of 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, hold a stroke average of better than 76.0 (for Division I), and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2. Recipients must also be of high moral character and in good standing at his college or university.


Baumgarten, who transferred to UC Davis from Oregon in 2016, played all 33 rounds last spring and ranked third on the team with a 74.15 per round. He also tied for the team’s best single round with his 4-under-par 68 at the Cowboy Classic in April, and enjoyed back-to-back top-10 finishes at that tourney followed by the El Macero Classic.


Overall, a record 434 student-athletes earned Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar awards in 2017, including 260 in Division I. Baumgarten is the first Aggie to win this accolade since Josh Granger in 2013-14.