MATT BALL JR. NETS NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONORS

 RICHMOND, Va. – Matt Ball Jr. continues to be a force with the books and the golf clubs.

The rising senior was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar this week, his second major academic award since the end of the spring season. In May, Ball Jr. was selected to the Atlantic 10 Conference's All-Academic Team.
 
A Richmond native, ball is majoring in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship and has been named to the Dean's List twice during his VCU career. On the golf course, he earned All-CAA First Team honors as a freshman in 2011. In 11 tournaments this season, Ball Jr. recorded a 74.88 stroke average and three top 10 finishes.
 
According to the Golf Coaches Association of American, to be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

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