Three members of the No. 20 Oklahoma menâ€™s golf team were among the 35 student-athletes named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Menâ€™s Golf Team, the conference announced Thursday.
Senior Beau Titsworth (finance), junior Max McGreevy (administrative leadership) and sophomore Grant Hirschman (energy management) earned first-team honors, which requires a 3.20 or better GPA. The first-team award is the third in a row for Titsworth and the first for McGreevy and Hirschman.
Titsworth, McGreevy and Hirschman also serve as the OU menâ€™s golf team captains this season.
â€œThey know what the expectations are about managing academics and golf, and these guys have always done a great job of that,â€ OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. â€œTo be a golfer and a good student is hard because we miss a lot of class, so itâ€™s all a credit to them and our tutors and their work ethic.â€
From the conferenceâ€™s nine universities with menâ€™s golf programs, 30 student-athletes were named to the first team, while five earned second-team spots.
To qualify for the Academic All-Big 12 Team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulatively or over each of the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 60 percent of their teamâ€™s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
The Sooners will return to the course this weekend, April 16-17, at the Maxwell in Ardmore, Okla.