D'Ercole, Yabut honored as All-America Scholars

By Jacob Knabel on Jul. 21, 2022 in Men's Golf

GCAA Release

SEWARD, Neb. – For their work in the classroom and on the golf course, Drew D’Ercole and Ivan Yabut were named 2021-22 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars on Thursday (July 21) by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). D’Ercole and Yabut starred for Concordia University Men’s Golf this past season as all-conference performers. Sixty athletes from 19 schools earned 2021-22 All-America Scholar honors.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and athletically in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must participate in 50 percent of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I, under 78.0 in NCAA Division II, under 79.0 in NCAA Division III, under 78.0 in NAIA, and under 77.0 in NJCAA, 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.

A native of Papillion, Neb., D’Ercole studies Recreation and Sport Studies and Business Administration. This past season, D’Ercole competed in all nine events (19 rounds) and posted an average round of 75.8. He placed in the top 10 of three tournaments: third at the Mount Marty Fall Invite, seventh at the Blue River Classic and ninth at the Doane Spring Invite. D’Ercole carded a season low of 71 in three separate rounds and shot scores of 74 or lower seven times. His career scoring average as a Bulldog stands at 77.2.

A native of Omaha, Neb., Yabut studies Psychology. During the 2021-22 season, Yabut competed in all nine events (19 rounds) and notched a scoring average of 74.9. He finished in a tie for fifth at the GPAC Championships for the highest ever GPAC placement in Concordia Men’s Golf history. Yabut’s three-round conference score rested at 71-74-74–219. He placed in the top 10 of four tournaments: second at the Hastings Spring Invite, third at the Mount Marty Invite, fifth at the Siouxland Invite and fifth at the GPAC Championships. His career low of seven-under-par 65 in round one of the Siouxland Invite represented a program record for a single round. Yabut carries a career scoring average of 77.3.