NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma sophomore Phillip Bryan has been named to the 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Golf Team, the conference announced today.
Bryan, a management major, was one of 26 first-team members. Ten 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 freshman, the Mustang, Okla., native 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 six of the Sooners’ seven events this season. He recorded a top-25 individual finish at the Ashworth Invitational, helping Oklahoma to a tie for fourth place.
OU will compete in the Big 12 Championships, April 24-25, at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. The Sooners were runners-up in last year’s event.