Tyler Mitchell Named Golf Academic All American

Friday, July 25, 2014
Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell

Recent Dalton State graduate Tyler Mitchell has been recognized as an Academic All American by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Mitchell was a member of the first ever Roadrunner men’s golf team. Dalton State golf coach Ben Rickett says the recognition is well earned.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Tyler,” Rickett said. “Not many people see what goes on behind the scenes and Tyler was not the type to shy away from hard work. This achievement is one that sums up Tyler on and off the course and I am very proud of what he achieved while he was part of this (golf) program.

Mitchell is a graduate of Murray County High in Chatsworth, Ga. and plays out of Dalton Golf and Country Club.  He is “very appreciative” of the honor.

“It is not easy to play and practice a sport and focus on academics every day,” said Mitchell. “It’s nice to be recognized for my hard work in the classroom and on the course.”

The GCAA Academic All American honors go to junior and senior golfers from the past season who excel in the classroom and in competition. NAIA winners must have at least a 3.2 GPA while averaging no more than a 77 per round in competition. The athlete must also have a high moral character and be in good standing at the college or university.

Mitchell is one of only 11 NAIA golfers to receive the honor. He is continuing amateur golf.

Next competition comes at the Tilted Kilt Georgia Open July 31 through August 3 at Pine Tree Country Club in Kennesaw.

He was the winner of the Players Championship earlier this month at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Dublin.

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