Robert Morris' Pompeani Earns GCAA All-America Scholar Honors
Moon Township, PA - A member of the Robert Morris University men's golf team, junior Brock Pompeani (Aliquippa, PA Hopewell) was named a Cleveland Golf / Srixon All-America Scholar as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Pompeani wins the award in his first year of eligibility, joining 2011 graduate C.G. Mercatoris (2007-11) as the only other RMU golfer to earn the honor.
A total of 146 Division I players were named All-America Scholars. To be eligible for the award, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three 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. A recipient must also be of high-moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
A Northeast Conference Men's Golf All-Conference First Team selection, Pompeani averaged 74.8 strokes per round, the second-lowest total in team history. Incredibly consistent, the Aliquippa-native shot over 79 just once in 19 rounds while carding a low round of two-under par 70 at the Maryland Intercollegiate back on September 12. He had three under-par rounds during the season.
The junior had four top-10 finishes - three of those were actually top-fives - including a seventh-place showing at the 2012 NEC Championships. Pompeani took second at the team's home event, the RMU Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport Colonial Classic, coming home at two-over par for 36 holes. He also finished two-over par to take fifth at the 23rd Annual Leo Keenan Invitational. In the first match of the spring season, Pompeani was third at the Lonnie Barton Invitational in Savannah, Ga.
In three seasons, Pompeani has won two tournaments and placed in the top-10 nine times in 27 events, third in the RMU record books. His 76.5 average for his career is the second-lowest in team history.