Nyamukondiwa earns All-American honours after breakthrough season

Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa

Zimbabwean amateur golfer Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa has been recognised for his impressive debut season at Drexel University after being awarded All American Honours by the Black College Golf Coaches Association.

Nyamukondiwa and his Drexel teammate Jeffrey Cunningham were on Wednesday among the black college golfers in all divisions who were honoured thanks to a partnership with the Black College Golf Coaches Association and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Honours include the Adrian Stills Award (Black College Golfer of the Year), HBCU Golfer of the Year, BCGCA All-America Team, BCGCA and HBCU Outstanding Freshmen of the Year, BCGCA All-Freshmen Team, and BCGCA and HBCU Coaches of the Year.

Nyamukondiwa, one of the new players on the Drexel University Dragons roster, made an immediate impact on the team, underlining his status as one of the brightest golfing prospects to come from Zimbabwe’s junior ranks in recent years.

The former Zimbabwe junior team captain won the Yale Spring Invitational in New Haven, Connecticut in April.

Nyamukondiwa, a transfer from West Texas College, shot three-under-par 137 in the one-day, 36-hole event. He fired a three-under-par 67 in the afternoon after shooting even par in the morning round.

It was his first tournament win at Drexel. Nyamukondiwa had six birdies in his second round on his way to a career-best round. He led all players in the field with eight birdies overall.

Nyamukondowa followed that by carding 70 (-2) in the second round of the CAA Championships at Dataw.

Meanwhile, Cunningham won the award after finishing his career at Drexel with his best season. The fifth-year student ended the 2021-22 season with a 72.1 scoring average, the seventh lowest total in Drexel school history. In addition, Cunningham became the first African American to advance to the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship in June.

2021-22 Black College Golf Coaches Association Awards

Adrian Stills Award presented to the Black College Golfer of the Year

Kieron Van Wyk, College of Charleston


HBCU Golfer of The Year

Gregory Odom Jr., Howard


BCGCA All-America Team

Jeffrey Cunningham, Drexel

Javan Johnson, Taylor

Steve Kibare, Dalton State

Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa, Drexel

Gregory Odom, Howard

Quinn Riley, Duke

Kristopher Stiles, San Jose State

Troy Taylor II, Michigan State

Kieron Van Wyk, College of Charleston

Everett Whiten Jr, Howard


BCGCA Outstanding Freshman

Kieron Van Wyk, College of Charleston


HBCU Outstanding Freshman

Kci Lindskog, Texas Southern


BCGCA All-Freshmen Team

Camron Jones, Chicago State

Kci Lindskog, Texas Southern

Tyler Partee, Florida A&M

Miles Taylor, Florida A&M

Kieron Van Wyk, College of Charleston


BCGCA Coach of The Year

Andy Walker, VCU


HBCU Coach of the Year

Gary Grandison, Texas Southern




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