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Golf, Track Earn Academic Honors

Mizzou News for Friday, July 22

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Disclaimer: This was obviously all written before the late-night commitment of Lee’s Summit’s Joshua Manning.

That’s what it’s been like around here (the site and my office). Many a beat writer is on vacation now that SEC Media Days are over. Some people have unfortunately contracted the ‘Vid. It’s hot as literal hell outside. My office will be empty on Friday except for little ol’ me so that’s... something.

Anyway, this fair website has covered the football offseason ad nauseam, so what else is there?


Some student-athlete academic honors were announced on Thursday, and a few Tiger golfers and track and field athletes found themselves honored for their hard work on AND off the course.

First up is Men’s Golf, where “Jack Squared” was honored. Jack Lundin and Jack Parker were named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Thursday.

How is one considered for this award, you ask? Well, I’ll let tell you! The award is for sophomores thru seniors with ‘high moral character’ and a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA who participate in 50% of their team’s rounds and have a stroke average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I.

From the coaching staff:

“We are so proud of Jack Lundin and Jack Parker,” co-head coach Mark Hankins said. “All-America Scholar is an honor that will follow them throughout their lives, in and out of golf. It takes a lot of discipline and effort, and displays their ability to perform at an elite level in all of the things that are required of a Division I student-athlete. This is a well-deserved honor for two of our team leaders.”

This is Jack Parker’s second consecutive year earning All-America Scholar honors. On the course, the graduate student had his best season, claiming two victories — winning the MU Tiger Invitational with a career-low, 13-under 203, and at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate.

Other Jack, Jack Lundin, is a sophomore who earned his first All-America Scholar recognition after finishing in the top-10 FIVE times in his first season in CoMo. Damn...

According to

He (Lundin) carded 15 rounds below par and finished seven events under par as well. Lundin finished 6-under par in three different events on the season, including a T3 finish at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate and a T7 finish at The Hootie at Bulls Bay. He ended the year with a 71.45 stroke average, three strokes better than in his freshman campaign.

Both Tigers were instrumental in the success of the men’s golf team all season, allowing them to the team’s best-ever finish at the SEC Championships AND get their first NCAA Regional since 2018.

Not to be outdone, according to, 15 (!!!) women and three men’s track and field athletes were named Academic All-Americans, which was announced by the USTFCCA. As a team, the women earned All-Academic team recognition after ending the collegiate year with a 3.42 GPA. This was their 12th straight season of earning All-Academic status under head coach Brett Halter.

Congrats to: Taylor Ciccolini, Ava Curry, Claudina Diaz, Arianna Fisher, Ayele Gerken, Mara Häusler, Atina Kamasi, Melissa Menghini, Sydney Oberdiek, Sophia Rivera, Emily Stauffer, Erin Zimmerman, Christopher Conrad, Rece Rowan and William Sinclair, all of whom earned individual All-Academic status.

To earn the honors, they must have achieved a 3.25 cumulative GPA, been enrolled for at least two semesters, and finished ranked in the top 96 in any individual championship event or top 48 in a championship relay event during the indoor season. As a team, they must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Athletes that competed in the outdoor campaign must have participated in any round of the NCAA Track and Field Championships or for the multi-events, have finished the season ranked in the top 48 in the east or west division.

So much congrats to Mizzou’s student-athletes for picking up these honors. Super proud of all their hard work!

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