MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) recently announced the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large teams, and senior Matthew Yonz (Waycross, Ga.) of the No. 10 Georgia College golf team was named to the District 3 College Division First Team.
The senior finished with 3.96 GPA in chemistry and general business at Georgia College, the top GPA of any male Bobcat student-athlete. This marks the second time Yonz has been named to this list, after earning a spot on the second team in 2010.
Yonz posted a 74.8 stroke average over nine events this season. He was one of 12 selections to the first team, and now will advance to the Academic All-America ballot, with selections announced June 7.
The College Division includes the NCAA’s Division II and III as well as the NAIA schools. The At-Large group includes student-athletes from golf, fencing; gymnastics; ice hockey; lacrosse; rifle; skiing; swimming; tennis; volleyball; water polo; and wrestling. Yonz was the only Peach Belt Conference (PBC) selection on the first team. District 3 includes all schools from Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The teams are voted on by the region’s sports information directors.
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