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Overstreet named SEC golf top scholar-athlete

May 05, 2019 - 00:00
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    MASON OVERSTREET, left, is presented the SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award by SEC Associate Commissioner Charlie Hussey. [Photo provided]

University of Arkansas junior and Kingfisher High School alumnus Mason Overstreet was voted the SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Overstreet owns a 3.917 cumulative GPA and is majoring in finance with an emphasis on financial management/investment.

The two-time Oklahoma state champion became the second Razorback golfer to be Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Overstreet has earned Dean’s List in all of five of his semesters at Arkansas and made just two B’s in his collegiate career.

He was recognized by the SEC as a freshman on the First-Year Academic Honor Roll and again last season on the Spring Academic Honor Roll.

On the course, Over-street was named honorable mention All-America in 2017 after finishing runner-up at the NCAA Championships as a freshman.

He added PING All-Region honors last season.

For the second straight year, Overstreet has a stroke average below 72, averaging 71.78 strokes heading into the SEC Championships this season, and carries a career stroke average of 72.17.

Overstreet was presented his award during those SEC Championships last weekend, a tournament the Razorbacks went on to win, defeating top-seeded Auburn in the finals.

In 113 career rounds, Overstreet’s score has counted toward the team total 94 times, including 29 of his 32 rounds this season.

Overstreet has six top 20 finishes this season, including two in the top five.

For his career, he has 18 career top 20’s, including five in the top five with a win at the 2017 Jerry Pate Intercollegiate.

The Arkansas men’s golf team was selected to play in the NCAA Austin Regional, played May 13-15 at the University of Texas Golf Club and Academy.

Should the Razorbacks finish among the top five at the Regional, they will advance to the NCAA Championship which will be hosted by Arkansas at Blessings Golf Club.