Arizona's Laskin named 2021 Pac-12 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO - ARIZONA's David Laskin was named the 2021 Pac-12 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced ahead of the final round of the Pac-12 Championships on Wednesday. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports the Pac-12 sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
A finance major from Elk Grove, Calif., Laskin currently sports a 3.75 grade-point average in Arizona's prestigious Eller College of Management. He was twice a Pac-12 First Team All-Academic selection (2018, 2019) and earned Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll recognition in 2020.
Laskin entered the 2021 Pac-12 Championships boasting a 72.5 scoring average across 52 events and 158 rounds during his career, totaling 19 top-20 finishes, eight top-10s and 58 rounds of par-or-better highlighted by a pair of career-low rounds of 64.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season. The athletics accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in voting for the award.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 24 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s volleyball, and wrestling. The award was first established during the 2007-08 academic year.
ALSO NOMINATED: Blake Wagoner, Arizona State; Victor Bjorlow, Colorado; Henry Shimp, Stanford; Eddy Lai, UCLA; Kaito Onishi, USC; Mitchell Schow, Utah; Nicklaus Chiam, Washington State.