RICHMOND, Va. – VCU rising senior Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) has been named to the Atlantic 10 Conference's Men's Golf All-Academic Team, the league announced Monday. The team was selected by a vote of the league's golf media relations directors.
This season on the course, the 2011 First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection posted a 74.88 stroke average in 11 tournaments. In three of his starts, he recorded a top 10 finish.
Ball Jr. saved one of his best performances for crunch time. The Richmond native tied for seventh at the A-10 Championship April 26-28 at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla. Ball Jr. fired a season-best 3-under 69 on the final day to spark the Rams, who finished second and turned in their best effort of the season.
All five of VCU's top five golfers are expected to return in 2013-14.
2013 Atlantic 10 Men's Golf Academic All-Conference
Matt Buse, Dayton
Andrew Steffensmeier, Dayton
Matt Ball Jr., VCU
Korey Ward, Xavier