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Duke’s Quinn Riley ’18 Named Golf All-America Scholar
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For the second year in a row, Ravenscroft golf alumnus Quinn Riley ’18 has been recognized with the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Award. Riley, now a senior at Duke University, was named in the NCAA Division I category for the 2020-21 school year.

According to the news release on CollegiateGolf.com, NCAA Division I athletes are eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status in their sophomore, junior or senior year. They must participate in 40% of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. In addition, they must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at their college or university.

According to Duke’s news release, a program-record-tying six golfers — Riley plus teammates Steven DiLisio, Evan Katz, Adrien Pendaries, Drew Powell and Qi wen Wong — were on the Division I list for the 2020-21 season.

As a junior in 2020-21, Riley competed in four events for the Blue Devils, playing 12 rounds with a stroke average of 75.50. His best finish of the season came at Pinehust No. 2 in the Wake Forest Invitational, where he carded rounds of 72, 70 and 76 to post an 8-over 218 and finish tied for 18th. He finished tied for 55th at the Stitch Intercollegiate at MacGregor Downs GC in Cary at 6-over 222 (72, 74, 76).

Riley was a leader on the course while at Ravenscroft. A five-time letter winner, he won numerous national tournaments, including the North Carolina Trusted Choice Big I Championship and the CGA 50th N.C. Junior Boys Championship. He was a member of the 2017 NCISAA 3A state championship team and was named to The News & Observer 2017 All-Metro, 2017 NCISAA All-State and 2017 TISAC All-Conference. In 2016, he was recognized by the Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll for his Top 10 finish and 4.5 GPA. 

When Riley signed to play for Duke, veteran Ravenscroft golf coach Jimmy Cox said, “Quinn is one of the best junior golfers in the state and the country. ... Duke is getting a great golfer and a super young man.”