C-USA Men's Golf All-Academic Team Announced
April 27, 2007
IRVING, Texas - Five men's golf student-athletes were named to the inaugural Conference USA All-Academic Team for 2006-07. The all-academic team for men's golf consists of five student-athletes that have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and played in 60 percent or more of their team's rounds this season.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane placed three senior members from its roster - Mitch Cohlmia, Sam Korbe and Brett Myers - on the All-Academic squad. The trio are all two-time selections to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor and all three earned C-USA Golfer of the Week honors during the 2006-07 season. Cohlmia was a two-time Golfer of the Week, most recently following an individual win at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate in Cary, N.C. He also tied for medalist honors at The Landfall Tradition in October. A native of Tulsa, Cohlmia has a 72.71 stroke average for the season and a 3.56 GPA in finance.
Korbe was a two-time selection to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in 2005 and 2006. Last year, he was an All-Conference USA first team selection and was also named to Tulsa's Ultimate Team, an award that goes to the top-7 student-athletes based on academics, athletics, campus involvement and community service. The Springdale, Ark. native won the Oklahoma Intercollegiate back in October and has six Top 20 finishes, including four in the Top 5, this season. A bio-chemistry major, Korbe has maintained a 3.76 GPA.
Myers leads TU with the lowest stroke average on the season (72.69). He fired back-to-back rounds of 68 on his way to winning medalist honors at the UCF/Rio Pinar Intercollegiate in February. Myers also won C-USA Golfer of the Week honors twice during the season. Another Tulsa native, Myers posted 14 career Top 20 finishes during his career, with six Top 15 finishes this season.
UTEP senior Colby Lindsey has compiled a 3.86 GPA in biology. He has four Top 20 finishes this season, including a 10th place showing during his last outing at the Ping Golf Cougar Classic. A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Lindsey has the second-lowest stroke average on the team at 73.03.
Memphis golfer Brad Benjamin is the lone sophomore on this year's academic squad. With an 3.845 GPA in management, Benjamin has spent three semesters on the Dean's List, the Tiger 3.0 Club and the Tiger Academic 30. He is a two-time C-USA Academic Medal winner. As a freshman, Benjamin earned a spot on the 2006 C-USA All-Tournament Team after placing third overall. This season, Benjamin was named the C-USA Golfer of the Week on April 10 after picking up medalist honors at the Palisades Collegiate Classic. A native of Rockford, Ill., he holds the team's lowest stroke average of 74.00 following six tournaments this season.
These five and many other outstanding student-athletes are gearing up for the 2007 Conference USA Men's Golf Championship, which will be held April 29-May 1. This year's 54-hole event is being hosted at the par 72, 6,935-yard Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Ark.
2007 CONFERENCE USA MEN'S GOLF ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM