NORMAN, Okla. – As a junior on the Franklin College men's golf team, Jacob Hash was a fixture in the top-five for the Grizzlies in 2017-18. Not only did he perform on the course, but he was also a star in the classroom and was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
A Franklin, Ind.-native, Hash averaged 78.5 per round while playing in every single event for the Grizzlies. Hash recorded his best finish at the Franklin Spring Invite on Mar. 10-11, earning a share of fifth place with a two-round low score of 153. It was the first of two top-10 finishes for the junior ball striker, as he followed it up with an eighth-place finish at the Saints Spring Invite on Mar. 17-18.
Has becomes the third Grizzly in as many years to claim All-America Scholar Athlete honors, joining Sam Pollock (2016) and Jack Knue (2017).
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career 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.