April 20, 2010
IRVING, Texas – Three University of Oklahoma men’s golfers were among 29 student-athletes named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Golf Team, the league office announced Tuesday.
Garnering first-team honors were senior golfers Eric Durbin (Houston, Texas – political science) and Tyler Rody (Andover, Kan. – multidisciplinary studies). Rounding out the Oklahoma accolades on the second team was Ben Blundell (Rowlett, Texas – economics).
OU’s three selections was just one behind Kansas State’s conference-leading four placements.
Rody and Blundell are in the field at this week’s Big 12 Championship, held April 23-25, at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas. A total of 72 holes will be played over three days. Golfers will play 36 holes to begin the event on Friday, followed by 18 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the men’s golf academic all-league squad consisted of 17 first team members combined with 12 on the second team, while the women had 24 first team recipients and six student-athletes on the second team. 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 or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his/her team’s scheduled contests. 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 also eligible.