Golfers honored as All-American scholars

Tim Dorst

Two golfers who helped Kent State reach excellence on the course have been recognized for their outstanding performances in the classroom.

Senior Mackenzie Hughes and junior Kevin Miller were included among the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for the 2012 season, named by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

To be eligible for this honor, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full seasons and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.2. Other criteria include participating in 70 percent of his other team’s competitive rounds and having a stroke average under 76.0.

Hughes, who graduates this year with a degree in business management, held a GPA of 3.58, earning academic All-America honors for the second straight year. This season, Hughes finished in the top 10 five times in 14 events, including three top-five finishes. He also competed in the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open this past weekend.

Miller, a computer information systems major, finished this academic year with a 3.26 GPA. On the course, Miller has made the All-Mid-American Conference first team twice and earned his first All-Region honor this season. He posted four top-10 and eight top-20 finishes in his junior season with the Flashes.

A total of 146 players from Division I golf were awarded this distinction by the GCAA.

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