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WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern's Raliegh Hughes and Tim Jasper have been named NAIA Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Hughes and Jasper are the only representatives of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, and are among just 14 NAIA student-athletes to earn the award.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 77.0, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character, and be in good standing at his college or university.
Hughes and Jasper each were instrumental in helping Southwestern to a runner-up finish at the 2012 KCAC Championship tournament last May. Hughes rode an opening round of 70 (-2) to a sixth place finish, while Jasper opened finished three strokes back, and tied for seventh place.
Southwestern has already been showered with awards following its 2012 season. Hughes stole the spotlight immediately by earning Second Team All-American accolades, while the entire men's golf team was named the 2012 Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team for the NAIA.