Patriot Golfer Caselli named to Academic All-District Team

Patriot Golfer Caselli named to Academic All-District Team

Francis Marion University senior golfer Alessandro Caselli has been named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District® At-Large Team for District 4 of NCAA Division I as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.  The FMU golf program competes as a Division I independent.  The announcement was made to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Caselli, a native of Vimercate, Italy, recently earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance (magna cum laude) and finished with a 3.987 grade point average. He posted a perfect 4.0 GPA for each of his last two semesters.

He earned the Carlanna Hendrick Swamp Fox Academic Award for 2017-18 at the spring athletic awards gala, and at the 2017 FMU Awards Day ceremony, he received the Wall Street Journal Award in Finance. He was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar for 2016-17 and is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society and Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. He served on FMU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for one year and has been named to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll on every possible occasion. He was one of four FMU students to attend the 2017 Global Asset Management Education (GAME) conference in New York City.

A four-year letterman on the links, he finished this past season with a 75.50 stroke average, including four rounds of par or better. He ended his career as a Patriot with a 76.10 stroke average covering 106 rounds.

Caselli advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team ballot, with honorees to be announced in June.


Sport                   Name                                  School                                     Yr.          GPA        Major
Swimming            Laurent Bams                      Univ. of Alabama                       Jr.          4.00        Accounting
Golf                      Alessandro Caselli              Francis Marion Univ.                  Sr.          3.98        Finance
Swimming            Caeleb Dressel                    Univ. of Florida                         Sr.          3.30        Natural Resource Conservation
Golf                      Alex Herrmann                    Georgia State Univ.                  Sr.          4.14        Managerial Sciences
Swimming            Peter Holoda                       Auburn Univ.                            Sr.          3.57         Finance
Swimming            Robert Howard                    Univ. of Alabama                      Jr.          4.00         Accounting
Swimming            Luke Kaliszak                      Univ. of Alabama                      Sr.          3.98         Pre-Med
Tennis                  Brandon Laubser                Auburn Univ.                            Jr.           4.00         Accounting
Tennis                  Thomas Mayronne              Univ. of South Carolina            Sr.          3.89         Sport and Entertainment Management
Ice Hockey           John Teets                          Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville  Jr.           4.00         Finance
Swimming            Braxton Young                    Univ. of Alabama                      Sr.          3.85         Mechanical Engineering


   Alessandro Caselli