April 18, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team placed three student-athletes on the 2001 Academic All-Big 12 team. Two Sooners earned first-team merits, while one another was placed on the second team. All three golfers are first-time recipients.

OU senior Rodrigo Breton and sophomore Matt Cohn were both named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team. The duo earned better than a 3.2 GPA and were among 26 other golfers who received first-team honors. Breton, a Management Information Systems major from Guadalajara, Mexico, is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the Student Athletic Advisory Board. Cohn is a University Studies major from La Jolla California and was a 1999 National Merit Scholar at La Jolla High School. He currently boasts the lowest scoring average on the golf team with a 73.04 and has led the Sooners at four tournaments this season including a third-place finish at the Ridges Intercollegiate.

Sooner Chad Homsey earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Academic second-team which included 14 other golfers from around the Big 12 Conference. The senior from Oklahoma City is currently majoring in Business and earned better than a 3.0 overall 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. 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 eligible

The OU men's golf team heads to Hutchinson, Kan. this weekend to begin preparing for the 2001 Big 12 Championship which is set to be held on April 23-24 (Mon.-Tue.) at Prairie Dunes Golf & Country Club.