Scott Kim

Fink, Kim Named All-America Scholars

Photo By: Dave Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics   07-23-2014

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State men’s golfers David Fink and Scott Kim were announced as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday.

It’s the second time Fink has been honored for scholastic achievement by the GCAA and the first time for Kim.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon 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 or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 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.

Kim, a senior-to-be from Richland, Wash., carries a 3.58 GPA in business accountancy and was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team in 2014 and the Second Team in 2013. He played in 10 tournaments this past season and had a scoring average of 74.55, the fourth best on the team.

Fink, a native of Kailua, Hawai'i, recently finished his Oregon State career fifth in scoring average (72.55) and rounds played (130) and tied for ninth in top-10 finishes (9). He had a 3.35 GPA in digital communication arts and joined Mitch Gillis (2004-07) as the only Oregon State men’s golfers to earn Pac-12 All-Academic honors four times.

Oregon State men’s golfers to be named a GCAA All-America Scholar include: David Fink (2013 and 2014), Scott Kim (2014), Jonnie Motomochi (2011), Alex Williams (2009), Sean Deacon (2003 and 2004), Michael Jurgensen (2002 and 2003), Todd Deacon (2002), Anthony Arvidson (2000 and 2001) and Chris Johnson (1998).