July 7, 2005
LOUDONVILLE, NY- Siena College senior men's golfer Robby Bigley (Rotterdam, NY) was named as a PING Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Bigley, who earned his first career individual win at the 2005 George Washington Invite, also made his second straight appearance on the New York Lottery MAAC Golf All-Academic Team. Bigley was the Saints' only golfer to receive the PING All-America Scholar accolade. A consistent contributor in leading the Saints, Bigley finished this season with a 75.6 stroke average.
"I am proud of Robby, the award should be what ever student athlete should strive to get, it's the ultimate award for him", said head coach Tom Wronowski.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his teams competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in Division I 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.
The award marks the first in Siena golf program history that a player has received this honor.