K-State’s Wood named Academic All-District

By The Mercury

K-State senior men’s golfer Daniel Wood was one of 14 student-athletes named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 Men’s At-Large First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.

By being named to the first team, Wood advances to the Capital One Academic All-America ballot, where first-, second- and third-team honorees will be selected later this month.

Wood, who holds a cumulative 3.92 GPA and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration, is the first Wildcat to be named an academic all-district performer since Matt Van Cleave in 2005.

The Leander, Texas, product is the only Big 12 men’s golfer named to this year’s academic all-district team and the lone men’s golfer in the conference over the last two years to earn a 4.0 GPA en route to First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors.

On the course, Wood has led K-State during the 2013-14 season with a 72.38 stroke average and six top-20 finishes on his way to a NCAA Regional berth. Wood is currently competing in the NCAA Columbia Regional this weekend.

Wood’s all-district accolade adds to a long list of academic honors during his Wildcat career, as he is a three-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 honoree, was named a Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar and helped K-State earn GCAA All-Academic team honors in both 2011-12 and 2012-13.

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