GOLF: Chavez honored as NJCAA All-American Scholar

Odessa College golfer Jaden Chavez was recognized as an NJCAA All-American Scholar by  Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America Friday.

Chavez was one of 13 junior college golfers to receive the honor and is the third Odessa College golfer to be honored since NJCAA student-athletes became eligible for the GCAA Awards in 2008.

The honor is given out annually to golfers receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of eligibility in the NJCAA.

The honorees must also have participated in at least 40 percent of the team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average of 77 or better and maintain a 3.2 GPA or better while also being in good standing at their respective school.