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Cincinnati Bearcats – Baxter, Squires Named All-America Scholars

CINCINNATI – Former University of Cincinnati men’s golfer Davis Baxter and rising senior Austin Squires were recently named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

The Bearcats duo was among 267 Division I players honored nationally. To be eligible, 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 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.

It marks the fourth consecutive year a UC player has won the prestigious award (John Michael O’Toole [2014-15], Emerson Newsome [2015-16] and Jared O’Kelley [2016-17]).

Baxter earned selection to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team all four years of his career while being named to the Dean’s List (3.4 or better GPA) and the Bearcats Academic Honor Roll (3.0 or better GPA) every semester at UC.

Through three seasons at UC, Squires has been tabbed to the AAC’s All-Academic Team each year and to UC’s Dean’s List and the Bearcats Academic Honor Roll each semester.

On the course, both Baxter and Squires garnered AAC All-Conference Team accolades in 2017-18. Baxter completed the season with a 73.66 stroke average and posted UC’s best individual finish at the AAC Championship in the five-year history of the event, tying for second place at 3-under par 210. Squires registered a school-record low 71.91 stroke average last season, posting seven Top 20 finishes and earning medalist honors at the Firestone Invitational for the second consecutive year.

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