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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s golf senior Brad Smith has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Smith holds a 3.95 in finance and has been a leader on and off the course for the men’s golf team this season. Athletically, he finished tied for first on the squad with a 72.63 stroke average and led the team with 11 rounds under par with eight being in the 60s. Smith was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week March 30 for leading Ohio State to a first-place finish at the FAU Spring Break Championships, taking medalist honors for the first individual win of his career.
The Peru, Ind., product earned a trio of athletic honors this season as he was named to the PING Midwest All-Region team, to the All-Big Ten second team and also took home the squad’s Sportsmanship Award. Recently, Smith led the Buckeyes to a top eight team finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships, finishing in a 17th-place tie with a 3-over 219.
Academically, Smith is no stranger to success. He was earlier named to the 2011 CoSIDA Academic District IV First Team after having been named to the District IV second team the last two years (2009, 2010). Smith was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2009 and is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2009, 2010, 2011).
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.