KU's Barbee Earns Academic Honor For Second Straight Season

July 22, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas golfer Nate Barbee was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second straight year it was announced this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Barbee, who finished his Jayhawk career this spring, became the third KU player to earn the recognition twice as KU now has 13 players named a scholar 16 times since 1998. The KU golf team has produced at least one scholar in each of the last seven years. Other two-time winners include Casey Harbour (2001, 02) and Walt Koelbel (2008, 09).

Earlier this season, Barbee, a business major from Dakota Dunes, S.D., earned Academic All-Big 12 honors for the third time.

On the course Barbee posted two career victories and earned a spot in the 2010 NCAA Regional as an individual. His round of 64 at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in the fall of 2009 was one shot shy of the school record for low round.

To earn recognition as an All-America Scholar, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior, compete in at least two full years, participate in 20 percent of his team’s rounds, have a stroke average less than 76.0 and maintain a cumulative 3.2 or above grade-point average.