Three Honored for Academic Success

Junior Brady Johnson was one of three Cougar golfers honored by the MWC. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Three members of the BYU men's golf team were recently recognized by the Mountain West Conference for their performance in the classroom to go along with their contributions on the golf course.

The MWC named juniors Robbie Fillmore and Brady Johnson and senior Nick Killpack to the Academic All-MWC list for Spring 2008.

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Student-athletes must also be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.

Fillmore, who hails from Salt Lake City, is a leisure services management major who currently owns a 3.48 cumulative GPA. Fillmore participated in all 12 events the Cougars competed in and earned seven Top-20 finishes as a sophomore. He tied for second place in the MWC Championships.

Johnson, a marketing management major from Mill Bay, British Columbia, compiled a 3.64 cumulative GPA. Johnson participated in 10 of BYU's 12 events with an average stroke of 74.6. He shot a season low of 69 in the second round of the MWC Championships to help the Cougars toward a third-place finish at the tournament.

Killpack is a senior from St. George, Utah, majoring in Russian with a 3.11 cumulative GPA. He participated in all 12 events this past season, finishing with an average stroke of 74.82. He earned one Top-20 finish on the year at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, ending the tournament at three under par and shooting his season low of 68 in the first round.

BYU led the MWC in the academic accolades with 148 stude-athletes receiving honors. The Cougars topped all league schools by a significant margin, naming 54 more student-athletes than the second-highest institution. A total of 702 students were named to the team throughout the conference.

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