Four Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors
NORMAN — Four members of the Oklahoma men’s golf team were among 46 student-athletes selected to the 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the league office announced Thursday.
Seniors Brad Dalke (communication) and Blaine Hale (management) were selected to the first team, which requires at least a 3.20 GPA. Juniors Riley Casey (economics) and Thomas Johnson (communication) earned second-team honors with GPAs between 3.00-3.19.
The first-team award is the third in a row for Hale, while Dalke earned first-team honors for the second straight season.
From the league’s 10 universities, 37 student-athletes were named to the first team, while nine earned second-team selections.
To qualify for the Academic All-Big 12 Team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulatively or over each of the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 60 percent of their 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
The Sooners close out the regular season this weekend at the Boilermaker Invitational, April 13-14, in West Lafayette, Ind.