April 23, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team placed three student-athletes on the 2002 Academic All-Big 12 team. OU senior J.D. Robertson (Little Rock, Ark.) and sophomore Martin Flores (Mansfield, Texas) were placed on the first team while senior Cody Freeman (Arnett, Okla.) earned second-team honors.

Robertson and Flores earned better than a 3.2 GPA and were among 20 other golfers who received first-team honors. Robertson, a marketing major, is a second-time recipient of the honor having also been named to the Academic All-Big 12 team as a redshirt-freshman in 1999. He served as President on the Student Athletic Advisory Board during the 2000-01 season and was also awarded the Athletic Council's Service Award in 1999-00.

Flores, a University Studies sophomore, is a first-time recipient and one of OU's top golfers. The 2000 L. Keith Price Scholarship recipient currently has a 72.91 scoring average and two top-five finishes this season.

Freeman is also a marketing major and another one of OU's top competitors. He boasts the lowest scoring average on the team (72.75) and has led the Sooners in the past two tournaments posting two top-10 finishes at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate and the ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational. Those selected to the second team earned in between a 3.0 and 3.19 GPA.

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his team's scheduled matches. Freshman and transfers are not eligible and seniors who have competed for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are eligible.

The Sooners head to Hutchinson, Kan., this weekend to begin preparing for the 2002 Big 12 Championship which is set to start on April 29-30 (Mon.-Tue.), at Prairie Dunes Golf & Country Club.