FERRUM — Lance Keiser has been named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars Team for the 2019-20 school year.
The team is sponsored by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and is one of many accolades that Keiser has earned during his four-year Ferrum College career.
To be eligible, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically in NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA, or receiving an associate’s degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA (junior college).
In addition, they must have a stroke-average less than 76 in Division I, less than 78 in Division II and 78 in NAIA, less than 79 in Division III, 77 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2.
For 2019-20 only, they must participate in 40 percent of the team’s competitive rounds.
Besides his recent academic honor, Keiser’s accolades from his senior year are his selections as Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Golfer of the Week on March 4, ODAC All-Conference (first team), Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State (2nd team)
Keiser is one of three All-American men’s golfers at Ferrum, joining Ed Alvarez (1997) and Brandon Bailey (2016 and 2017).
Keiser is one of just four Ferrum golfers to qualify as individuals for the Division III tournament, joining Matt Jordan in 1993, Ed Alvarez in 1997 and Brandon Bailey in 2017.
Keiser competed in the 2018 national tournament tournament, held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was on pace to compete for a spot in the 2020 tournament having posted a 72.4 average through six tournaments during the 2019-20 season, but the 72-hole event was canceled.
Ferrum’s squad, led by head coach Erick Cox, received the 2020 Mark Laesch Award, given annually by the GCAA to the most improved team in Division III men’s golf.