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)
Warner Robins, Ga.
Math / business administration
Ping Dong, Taiwan
Health / physical education
Wake Forest, N.C.
Exercise / sports science
Economics / intl. business