July 26, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dan Charen of the Ohio State men's golf team was named a Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), the office announced Wednesday night. The honor is the first for Charen.
To be eligible, an individual must be at least a junior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, 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.
Charen concluded his final season at Ohio State second on the squad with a 74.7 stroke average over 28 rounds of play. The Langhorne, Pa., product competed in all but one tournament for the Buckeyes and fired two rounds in the 60s and four under par. Charen was the low Buckeye in the team's victory at the Wildcat Invitational, finishing fifth with a 224. His best 54-hole score came at the FAU Spring Break Championship where he fired an even 213.
Charen received his bachelor's degree in finance in the spring of 2011 and is currently working on his master's in sports management.
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