NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma junior Phillip Bryan has been named to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Golf Team, the conference announced today.
Bryan, an economics major, was one of 30 first-team members. Four student-athletes were also named to the second team.
“Phil is an extremely hard worker,” OU head coach Jim Ragan said. “He always puts forth 100-percent effort on the golf course as well as in the classroom. It’s no surprise that when you work hard you get honors like this.”
First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulative over the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 60 percent of his team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence.
As a sophomore, the Mustang, Okla., native garnered the same first-team honors. In his freshman season, Bryan was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He was also the recipient of the 2005 Bruce Drake Award, given annually to OU’s most improved player.
Bryan has started all nine of the Sooners’ events this season. His 23rd-place individual finish at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate helped the Sooners to a top-5 finish.
OU will next compete in the Big 12 Championships, April 23-24, at Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kan. The Sooners won the event in 2006.