June 9, 2009
Mizzou golfer Peter Malnati has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Men's At-Large Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Men's At-Large program for the Academic All-America® includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis and water polo.
With a grade-point-average of 4.0, Malnati is a two-time Academic All-District honoree and earned Academic All-Big 12 recognition three times. He was one of five finalists for the Byron Nelson Award, which honors a graduating player for academics, golf and citizenship over his college career.
Malnati led the Tigers with an 18-hole stroke average of 73.00 in 2008-09, claiming nine top-25 finishes and five top-10's, highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. He was selected to the NCAA Regionals as an individual, finishing in a tie for 21st place at the NCAA Regional in Stillwater.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com
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