Nate Barbee Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar

July 14, 2010


Kansas senior golfer Nate Barbee was recently named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar for his work both in the classroom and on the golf course.

Barbee turned in one of the best seasons in Jayhawk golf history during his junior campaign amassing eight top-10 finishes, including a victory at the Kansas Invitational and maintained a scoring average of 72.39.

Barbee, a business major, was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

“We are very proud of Nate’s work both on the course and in the classroom,” said head coach Kit Grove. “He has been a great ambassador for the Jayhawk golf program.”

His strong season led him to qualify for the NCAA Southwest Regional as an individual. Barbee was named to the PING All-Region Team.

This marks the second-straight year a Jayhawk has earned this honor. Last season Walt Koelbel was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar.

In his career, Barbee has competed in 31 events and has a 73.27 scoring average. He has earned 13 top-10 finishes to go along with 18 top-20 finishes.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II and NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 in Division I, II and III and 3.5 in NAIA. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Barbee is one of just 119 Division I golfers to win the award.