Three Men's Golfers Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors
DALLAS, Texas - Kansas State seniors Tim Moody and Greg Douglas and junior Matt Van Cleave were among 28 student-athletes named to the 2004 Men’s Golf Academic All-Big 12 Team, the league office announced Tuesday.
The confrence’s first team consists of 18 student-athletes who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, including Moody and Van Cleave, who are both first-time selections.
“It says a lot about their time management,” head coach Tim Norris said. “It is fun to see those guys that do well on the course also succeed in the classroom. It really takes a gifted individual to balance school and golf. I’m very proud of those guys and they do a good job of representing Kansas State.”
Douglas was named to the second team and is a second-time recipient of the conference honor after being selected to the first team last season. A native of Cooper, Texas, Douglas is one of 10 student-athletes that were selected to the second team. Student-athletes must maintain a GPA between 3.0 and 3.19 to be eligible for the second team.
Moody, a native of Lindstrom, Minn., has appeared in six events this season and ranks fourth on the team with a 74.52 stroke average. He had his best finish of the season at the Purina Classic, carding a 4-under 209 to tie for fifth.
Van Cleave is one of only two Wildcats to appear in all 10 events this season. Van Cleave is third on the team with a 73.96 stroke average to go along with his six top-20 finishes and one victory. At the Purina Classic, Van Cleave won medalist honors in convincing fashion shooting a 11-under 202.
Douglas has appeared in four events this season and has a stroke average of 76.10. His best finish came at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate during the fall, where he tied for 27th.
The Kansas State men’s golf team returns to action April 26, when the Wildcats open play at the Big 12 Championship at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan. The event is being hosted by K-State.