Three Golfers Earn All-Academic Nods

June 4, 2008

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STANFORD, Calif. - Three Stanford men's golfers were honored with Pac-10 All-Academic awards, announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen. Senior Rob Grube earned First Team honors, while juniors Dodge Kemmer and Daniel Lim were named to the Second Team.

Grube has posted a 3.33 cumulative grade-point-average while majoring in American Studies. The senior stand-out earned a final nation-ranking of No. 18 after a stellar 2007-08 season campaign. In 12 tournaments, he recorded five top-10 and five top-25 finishes. His best performances came at the Pac-10 Championships (T3) and also at the UH-Hilo Invitational, where he tied for second and shot his round and tournament lows of 65 and 199. He averaged 72.2 strokes per round this season, and notched three even-par and 13 under-par rounds. Grube was the Pac-10 Men's Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year, and earned his fourth consecutive First Team Pac-10 All Conference award this year. He was also a finalist for the Cleveland Golf Byron Nelson Award and the Ben Hogan Award. This is the first year he has achieved First Team All-Academic honors, having been named to the Second Team in 2007 and an honorable mention in 2006.

Kemmer has maintained a 3.20 grade-point-average in Human Biology while at The Farm. Kemmer played in all but one event this year for Stanford, and averaged 74.8 strokes per round. He recorded one even-par round, and five under-par rounds. He boasted two top-10 and two top-25 finishes, while thrice stroking a low round of 69 (at three different tournaments) and a tournament-low 214 at the USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitational, where he also earned his best finish, a tie for third. This is the first time Kemmer has earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honors.

Lim has accomplished a 3.08 grade-point-average in Communication and played in eight events for the Cardinal this year. He averaged 75.2 strokes per round, recorded three even-par rounds, and two under-par rounds. Twice he placed in the top-25, with his best finish coming as a tie for 13th at the Topy Cup in Japan. He shot a low round of 68, and a tournament low of 211, both at the UH-Hilo Invitational. This is also Lim's first time earning Pac-10 All-Academic honors.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point-average, have sophomore status in academics, and be either a starter or significant contributor.

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