Byrd Named Academic All-American

June 13, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson golfer Jonathan Byrd has been chosen first-team Academic All-America team according to COSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America. This is the second consecutive year the native of Columbia, SC has been named first-team Academic All-American. The association selects the team from student-athletes in the spring sports of golf, volleyball, tennis, track, lacrosse.

Last week, Byrd was named a third-team All-American on the course by the Golf Coaches Association. This is the second year that Byrd has been named an All-American on the course and in the classroom.

Byrd finished the year with a 71.57 stroke average, fourth best in Clemson history for a season. He had 24 rounds at par or better, including a 69 at the NCAA Tournament in the second round, helping Clemson to a seventh place finish.

Byrd was a starter on each of the last four Clemson golf teams, all teams that finished in the top 10 in the nation. He is the first Clemson athlete since the late 1970s to start on four top 10 teams.

Byrd finished his Clemson career as the school’s all-time leader in rounds at par or better and under par rounds. He also is the all-time leader in rounds at 75 or better and tied the school record for rounds in the 60s. He has a 72.48 career stroke average, third best in Clemson history.

The junior has a 3.6 grade point average in marketing and will earn his degree in August. Byrd is the seventh athlete in Clemson history to be chosen All-American on the field and in the classroom in the same year, the first to do it twice.

Clemson Athletic/Academic Doubles (Clemson athletes who have been first, second or third team All-American on and off the field in the same year):

Year Player Sport Field Acad
1959-60 Lou Cordileone Football 1st 1st
1978-79 Steve Fuller Football 3rd 1st
1985-86 Tina Krebs Women’s Track 1st 2nd
1986-87 Ingelise Driehuis Women’s Tennis 1st 1st
1988-89 Dov Kremer Men’s Track 1st 1st
1989-90 Oswald Drawdy Golf 3rd 1st
1998-99 Jonathan Byrd Golf 1st 1st
1999-00 Jonathan Byrd Golf 3rd 1st

2000 CoSIDA Spring Sports Academic All-America Team University Division

First Team

Name School/Sport Yr. Hometown GPA/Major
Jeremy Anderson UNLV (Golf) Sr. Lake Mary, FL 3.56/Business Management
Daniel Andersson VCU(Tennis) Sr. Nynashamn, Sweden 3.73/Sociology/Anthropol.
Johann Appell Long Beach St. (Track) Sr. Costa Mesa, CA 4.00/Kinesiology/Phys. Ed.
Jeff Brink W. Michigan (Tennis) Sr. Grand Rapids, MI 4.00/Biomedical Sciences
Travis Burns Army (Tennis) Sr. The Woodlands, TX 3.81/Chemistry
Jonathan Byrd Clemson (Golf) Sr. Columbia, SC 3.60/Marketing
Lars Cederqvist South Carolina (Golf) Sr. Skoevde, Sweden 4.00/Mechanical Engin.
Dave Emanuelson Northern Illinois (Golf) Sr. DeKalb, IL 3.94/Finance & Economics
Matt Hartman St. Francis (PA) (Track) Jr. Massillon, OH 3.86/English
Mitchell Koch Navy (Tennis) Sr. Apex, NC 3.51/Mechanical Engin.
Bryce Molder Georgia Tech (Golf) Jr. Conway, AR 3.39/Management
Christoph Poehler Morehead St. (Tennis) Sr. Frankfurt, Germany 3.93/Econ./Business Admin.
Ed Ratledge UCLA (Volleyball) Sr. Fountain Valley, CA 3.50/Psychology
Josh Sims Princeton (Lacrosse) Sr. Edgewater, MD 3.57/Economics
Tim Surface Tulsa (Track) Jr. Jefferson City, MO 4.00/Mgmt. Info. Systems