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CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) -- University of Central Arkansas' Pep Angles was named the Southland Conference Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the All-Academic teams.
The award for the sophomore from Barcelona, Spain, completed the SLC double-double as Angles was also named the SLC Men's Golfer of the Year last week. The two awards were the first for a UCA men's golfer since the Bears joined the league in 2006.
Angles led the conference in stroke average this season at 72.6 and finished second at the SLC Championship. He participated in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional as an individual last week, shooting 78-81-77_236. Angles, a two-time All-SLC selection, was the second UCA men's golfer to play in a regional. He also had six Top 10 finishes during the season, including a victory at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate.
Angles is the first men's golfer from Central Arkansas to be named student-athlete of the year. Angles, a business administration major, posted 3.47 grade-point average.
Two all-academic members were automatic selections for earning first-team all-conference honors on the year including Angles and Southeastern Louisiana senior Rhys West. Joining Angles and West on the all-academic team are Southeastern Louisiana sophomore Grady Brame and Lamar junior Stephane Dubois and senior Erik Knudsen. West is the only repeat selection to the all-academic team, making his second consecutive appearance.
The student-athlete of the year award is presented to the student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees shall have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated achievement in athletics for at least two years at the nominating institution.
The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic advisors from each Southland Conference university. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.