KSU's Ben Greene the #ASunMGolf Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

MACON, Ga. – The Atlantic Sun Conference honored Kennesaw State's Ben Greene as the 2013 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year to highlight the league’s Men's Golf Academic All-Conference team.

Greene helped the Owls to a third-place finish in the Atlantic Sun Championship, carding a Top-20 finish with a three-round total of 229. He fired his lowest round of the year (68) in the second round of the USF Invitational and recorded a runner-up finish at the Pinetree Intercollegiate, in which the Owls claimed the team title. Greene led the team in Eagles with three, and was second on the team in pars per round behind First-Team All-Conference selection Jimmy Beck.

The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams in 2012 to recognize student-athletes who embody the conference’s mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.

MEN’S GOLF SCHOLAR-ATHLETE of the YEAR

Ben Greene, Kennesaw State – Senior | GPA: 4.00 | Major: Finance | Hometown: Duluth, Ga.

• Led the Owls squad in eagles and second on team in pars per round

• Earned three Top-10 finishes including runner-up in the Pinetree Intercollegiate

• Three-time member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team

• Two-time member of Men's Golf Academic All-Conference Team

MEN’S GOLF ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Jimmy Beck, Kennesaw State (Sophomore | GPA: 3.64 | Finance)

Ben Greene, Kennesaw State (Senior | GPA: 4.00 | Finance)

Peder Lunde Hermansson, Kennesaw State (Senior | GPA: 4.00 | Finance)

Thomas Holmes, Mercer (Senior | GPA: 3.91 | Biology; Pre-Medicine)

Michael Schmidt, Northern Kentucky (Sophomore | GPA: 3.97 | Finance)

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The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, Northern Kentucky University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.