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Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/15/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Senior Cameron Wilson has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 Men’s At-Large First Team, as selected Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Wilson, a history major from Rowayton, Conn., is also one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate golfer.

The lefty with a 3.40 grade-point average is ranked second in the Golfstat rankings and fifth by Golfweek/Sagarin. He corralled his first two collegiate wins this season, opening the campaign with a victory at the Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields and then taking medalist honors at the Western Intercollegiate this spring. For the year, he placed among the top 15 in all 10 events, with six of those finishes in the top five.

The first-team All-Pac-12 selection carded a season average of 69.85 and helped lead Stanford to its first conference title in two decades and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA West Regional in Eugene, Ore.

He was a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award, given to a graduating senior based upon golf and academic achievements as well as character. In addition, he finished first in the U.S. Palmer Cup rankings and will represent the country in June at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. 

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at their current institution and be nominated by their sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.



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