Simpson, Williams Earn All-Academic Honors

May 29, 2009

WALLNUT CREEK, Calif. – Men’s golf co-captains Alex Williams and Tyler Simpson were named to the 2009 Pac-10 Conference All-Academic first team it was announced Thursday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

To be eligible for the selection to an academic team a golfer must be a starter or significant contributor and have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average.  

Williams, a senior from Vancouver, Wash. majoring in history, was selected to the All-Academic first team with a 3.65 GPA. The selection marks the third straight year that he has been named to the first team, every year that he has been eligible. Williams completed his senior campaign having competed in 11 out of the teams 12 tournaments this season. He finished with a 74.50 scoring average.

Simpson, a junior from Portland, Ore. majoring in construction engineering management, was selected for the second time to the All-Academic first team with a 3.70 GPA. He participated in five tournaments this year for Oregon State and finished with a 76.60 scoring average.     

Junior Diego Velasquez, a junior from Bogota, Columbia majoring in liberal studies, was named as an honorable mention.

First Team Yr. GPA Major
Knut Borsheim, ASU Jr. 3.89 Finance
Jack Dukeminier, ORE So. 4.00 Economics
Nicholas Grisby, WSU Jr. 3.55 Management & Operations
John Kostis, ARIZ So. 3.52 Journalism
Tyler Simpson, OSU Jr. 3.70 Construction Engineering Management
Alex Williams, OSU Sr. 3.65 History
Second Team Yr. GPA Major
James Byrne, ASU So. 3.39 Economics
Dodge Kemmer, STAN Sr. 3.23 Human Biology
Jesper Kennegard, ASU So. 3.24 Geography
Daniel Lim, STAN Sr. 3.18 Communication
Tim Sluiter, USC So. 3.41 Undeclared
Nick Taylor, WASH Jr. 3.13 Economics

Men's Golf Honorable Mention: Tristan Bierenbroodspot, ASU; Bo DeHuff, USC; Stephen Hale, CAL; George Gandranata, CAL; Tarquin MacManus, ARIZ; Nicholas Park, ARIZ; Diego Velasquez, OSU; Steve Ziegler, STAN.


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