STARKVILLE – Mississippi State men’s golf placed five student-athletes on the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District At-Large Team. Those five athletes will now move on to a national vote to select three men’s Academic All-America teams made up of athletes in the sports of golf, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Ford Clegg, Austin Vukovits, Hunter Logan, Pedro Cruz Silva and Harrison Davis are MSU’s representatives on the ballot. Clegg is a two-time First Team Academic All-American and was the only Division I men’s golfer selected in each of the past two years.
Clegg, who is currently working on his MBA, earned his bachelor’s degree in May 2022 in business administration with a focus in finance. He received Summa Cum Laude honors and has maintained a cumulative 4.0 GPA throughout his entire academic career including his pursuit of an MBA. He has been awarded the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for three-straight years and made the SEC Academic Honor Roll five times.
The Birmingham, Alabama, native currently holds the program record for career rounds in the 60s, career rounds of par or better and career rounds played. He is tied with Logan for the second-most rounds of par or better on the team (20) and is tied for the most top-10 finishes (4) this year.
Vukovits earned his MBA from Mississippi State in May, maintaining a 3.70 cumulative GPA in graduate school. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a 3.52 GPA. He won his first career individual tournament in October 2022 at the North Alabama Invite, earning SEC Golfer of the Week honors for his performance.
Logan has a cumulative GPA of 3.61 while majoring in finance. The senior has seven top-20 finishes in 11 tournaments played this season. He holds a 71.85 stroke average this season, which is currently the lowest season average of his Bulldog career.
Cruz Silva holds a 3.71 GPA in business administration through his junior year. The Lourosa, Portugal, native won that country’s amateur national championship over the summer. He has shot five of his six career rounds in the 60s and made four of his five top-20 finishes this season.
Davis has posted a cumulative 3.67 GPA while majoring in business administration. He carded a career-low 7-under 209 at the…
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