OCU’s Verplank named to academic all-district team

OKLAHOMA CITY – Scott Verplank of Oklahoma City University made the College Sports Information Directors of America men’s at-large academic all-district team.

Verplank, a sophomore from Edmond, Okla., has maintained a 3.54 cumulative grade-point average while pursuing a pre-law degree.

Entering the NAIA Championships, Verplank posted a 73.80 stroke average in 20 rounds this season. Verplank contributed to four of OCU’s five tournament wins in 2013-14. Verplank posted a career-best fourth-place finish in the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational on April 7-8 in Midwest City, Okla.

Verplank was included on the college-division academic all-district 4 team. The at-large team includes athletes from men’s fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

To be nominated for CoSIDA academic all-district, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution and have reached sophomore athletic eligibility. All-district honorees will be considered for academic all-American. Both honors are voted on by CoSIDA members from across the country.

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