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):
2000 CoSIDA Spring Sports Academic All-America Team University Division
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