JACKSON, Tenn. - 5/23/2012 - Union University men’s golf had two players earn a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District team. Juniors Brett Barry of Jackson and Kyle Long of Humboldt received the honors.
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men’s At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.
Barry and Long helped Union to a third straight TranSouth Conference Title this season and a third straight trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Barry was named the TranSouth Golfer of the Year for the second straight season. Both Barry and Long were also TranSouth Scholar Athletes and all-conference performers.
The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
The Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
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