July 16, 2009–UNLV men's golf junior Brett Kanda was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, which was announced Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). A total of 108 players earned the honor in Division I and to be eligible, student-athletes must have been a junior or senior academically during the 2008-09 season, have competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participated in 70 percent of their team's competitive rounds or competed in the NCAA Championships, had a stroke average under 76.0 and maintained 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 of university.
Last month, Kanda was included on the Spring 2009 Academic All-Conference squad, which marked his third consecutive year earning the award. Kanda led the Rebels this past season in rounds played with 36 and recorded a scoring average of 73.08. He recorded four top-20 finishes, including two top-10s and a top-five. He had six rounds at even par and 11 under par.