Killen named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District


Killen named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | by Recent grad advances to Academic All-America ballot

McLEAN, Va. - Newberry College men's golfer Matthew Killen has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One All-District II Division II at-large team, as announced Thursday. With this honor, the recent graduate advances to the Academic All-American ballot, which will be announced in June.

Killen (Yorkshire, England) graduated summa cum laude earlier this month with a bachelor of science in business management. He was a member of the Summerland Honors Society and was presented with an award for the highest grade point average in the business administration department with a 3.96 GPA.

He was a Cleveland Golf/Srixon GCAA All-America Scholar in 2011 and had a 74.0 stroke average in his senior season in 21 rounds. He had a 74.6 career stroke average in 61 rounds. He tied for 6th at the Magnolia Collegiate Invitational and finished in the top 20 of six of his seven events this year. In the first round of his junior season, he established a then-Newberry record with a 65 at the Rutgers Invitational. He participated in the NCAA Division II Super Regional in 2011 and 2012 and was a member of the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinalist team in 2011.

NCAA Division II District III includes Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt Conference and the South Atlantic Conference. Student-athletes selected for Academic All-District honors must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials. They must possess at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 scale). They must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.

The at-large category includes all student-athletes who compete in men's fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball. water polo and wrestling.

2012 Academic All-District
Men's At-Large Team District 3

NCAA DIVISION II (Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, South Atlantic)
FIRST TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

GPA

Major

Sport

Matt Atkins

USC AIKEN

Jr.

Owensboro, Ky.

3.73

Business administration

Golf

Marko Blazevski

WINGATE

So.

Skopje, Macedonia

3.84

Finance

Swimming

Tyler Erickson

ARMSTRONG

Jr.

Warner Robins, Ga.

3.86

Chemistry

Golf

Braden Jackson

WINGATE

Sr.

Dallas, N.C.

3.93

Accounting

Golf

Matthew Killen

NEWBERRY

Sr.

Yorkshire, England

3.96

Business administration

Golf

Jerome Leborgne

GEORGIA COLLEGE

Gr.

Coordimanche, France

3.82

Math / business administration

Tennis

Matthew Lichtenstein

WINGATE

Sr.

Darnestown, Md.

3.78

History

Tennis

Steven Lin

TUSCULUM

Sr.

Ping Dong, Taiwan

3.78

Biology

Tennis

Shane Nolan

UNC PEMBROKE

Sr.

Girard, Pa.

3.61

Health / physical education

Wrestling

John Nunns

MOUNT OLIVE

Sr.

Fayetteville, N.C.

3.91

Business administration

Volleyball

Jordan Walor

UNC PEMBROKE

Sr.

Wake Forest, N.C.

3.42

Exercise / sports science

Golf

Luis Zamora

TUSCULUM

Jr.

Santiago, Chile

3.96

Economics / intl. business

Tennis