Nicholls’ O’Neil repeats as Southland Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Year, headlines All-Academic teams
FRISCO, Texas – Ryan O’Neil of Nicholls has been named the Southland Conference’s Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, as the annual All-Academic Team was announced Tuesday.
O’Neil carries a 3.51 grade point average in Business Administration and was named to the All-Southland Second Team. He was twice named Southland Golfer of the Month and posted a 74.13 stroke average for the year, claiming two top 5 finishes in the spring. Lasr season, was named Southland Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Year, Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholar, All-Southland First Team, Southland All-Academic First Team and All-Louisiana Second Team.
He is joined on the all-academic first team by first team all-conference selections Braxton Kuntz of Nicholls and Carl Hardin of Lamar, as well as Jacob Lindh of Lamar and Henry Augenstein of New Orleans.
Lamar has three total all-academic selections, with HCU and Nicholls having two picks each. Francis Marion, New Orleans, and A&M-Commerce each have one selection.
The all-academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection. Student-Athlete of the Year nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.
Student-Athlete of the Year: Ryan O’Neil, Nicholls
|Ryan O’Neil||Nicholls||Sr.||Charlotte, N.C.||3.51||Business Administration|
|Henry Augenstein||New Orleans||Gr.||Columbia, S.C.||3.89||Master’s – Business Administration|
|Carl Hardin *||Lamar||Jr.||Loddekopinge, Sweden||3.04||Business Education|
|Braxton Kuntz *||Nicholls||So.||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||4.00||Finance|
|Jacob Lindh||Lamar||R-Sr.||Skanor, Sweden||3.91||Industrial Engineering|
|Braeden Barnett||Francis Marion||R-Fr.||Gallivants Ferry, S.C.||3.81||Physics|
|Ben Caton||HCU||Sr.||St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland||3.94||Finance|
|Hugo Hellman||Lamar||Gr.||Salem, Sweden||3.80||Finance|
|Kittiphong Phaituncharoensuk||A&M-Commerce||Sr.||Phuket, Thailand||3.70||Sport & Recreation Management|
|Michael Townsend||HCU||Sr.||Montgomery, Texas||4.00||Management|