May 20, 2002
Clemson, SC – Clemson junior D.J. Trahan, who won the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s top college golfer on May 13, has been named to the Verizon Academic All-District III At-Large team. The team is chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The At-large team is made up of athletes in NCAA sports of golf, swimming, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse, and wrestling. Members of this 11-man team are now eligible for the national team that will be announced in June. District III takes into account Division I schools from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Trahan and George Mason junior Ben Adlard are the only golfers on the team, menaing Trahan is the only golfer from the SEC or ACC who has a chance to make the Academic All-America team as chosen by CoSIDA. Athletes with at least a 3.20 GPA and have completed their second year of school are eligible for the team. Trahan is trying to become the second Clemson golfer to be selected in the last three years. Jonathan Byrd, now on the PGA Tour, was a member of the national at-large team in 1999 and 2000.
Trahan has excelled in the classroom and on the course for the Tigers this year. He has made the academic honor roll each semester this year and is currently the number-three ranked college golfer in the nation according to the Sagarin Computer rankings. This past weekend he was the medallist at the NCAA East Regional with a six-under-par 210 score. He has already won a Clemson record three tournaments this year and has established Clemson marks for rounds under par (25), top 10 finishes (9) and top five finishes (8).
2002 Verizon Academic All-District III Men’s At-large Team
Name School Year Sport Ben Adlard George Mason Jr. Golf Adam Britt VMI Jr. Wrestling Michael Jansen Florida Sr. Swimming Ola Jonsson UNCC Sr. Tennis Mark Koontz Virginia Sr. Lacrosse Art Kulans George Mason Jr. Volleyball Marc Lindsay Georgia Sr. Swimming Andrew Lux James Madison Sr. Tennis Stephen Mohr North Carolina Sr. Swimming D.J. Trahan Clemson Jr. Golf Johna Westin Central Florida Sr. Tennis
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