July 9, 2009
Both players were so honored for the second straight year. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two 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 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. Recipients must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Dragoo and Tringale, both of whom played in every tournament for the Yellow Jackets in 2008-09, graduated from Georgia Tech in May, Dragoo with honors in Economics and Tringale in Management.
Tringale, from Laguna Niguel, Calif., earned first-team All-America honors for his golf performance and also was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the fourth time. Dragoo, a recipient of an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship earlier in the spring, posted four top-20 finishes, and compiled the third-best stroke average in the team (74.00) for the year.
Dragoo and Tringale are the 10th and 11th Georgia Tech players to earn All-America Scholar recognition twice.