College of Business

Four UCCS Golf Players Named All-America Scholars, Earns Team Award

By: Jared Verner
August 2, 2016
College of Business students Zach Berhost, Kyle Southard, Zach Tripp and Blake Young each earned Scholar honors as UCCS, tied for the most by a single team in Division II.

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's golf team placed four golfers on the Cleveland Golf / Srixon All-America Scholar list and the Mountain Lions repeated as an All-Academic Team in the 2015-16 academic awards announcement by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Zach Berhost, Kyle Southard, Zach Tripp and Blake Young each earned Scholar honors as UCCS tied for the most by a single team in Division II.

Tripp was a member of the RMAC All-Academic First Team with a 3.50 GPA in business. He was a member of the PING All-South Central Region Team, All-RMAC First Team and the RMAC All-Tournament Team. Tripp was the RMAC Golfer of the Week on Sept. 23 and was the runner-up in the St. Edward's Invitational March 28-29. He graduated this spring and was a five-time UCCS Dean's List student and one-time President's List student.

Southard averaged 74.00 strokes per round and played in every round for UCCS. He was a member of the All-RMAC First Team with three top-10 finishes. Southard recorded three straight tournaments with a score below par and finished as high as second in the St. Edward's Invitational. He has a 3.22 GPA in finance.

Young was a member of the RMAC Academic Honor Roll with a 3.48 GPA in finance. He recorded a pair of top 20 finishes in six tournaments with 9-over scores at the RMAC North Tournament and South Central Region Crossover. Young was a member of the UCCS Dean's List.

Berhost finished in the top 15 of both RMAC fall events with recorded a low round of 68 in the RMAC North Tournament on Sept. 14. He averaged 75.97 strokes per round in all 32 rounds of the season. Berhost was a member of the UCCS Dean's List last fall with a degree in finance.

Golfers needed to be a junior or senior academically with three years of collegiate golf experience, participate in at least 50 percent of the team's competitive rounds with a stroke average lower than 78.0, and needed a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20. UCCS earned its second straight team award with a team GPA greater than 3.00.

UCCS was one of two RMAC teams to earn All-Academic Team awards with a 3.191 team GPA. The Mountain Lions were one of 19 teams in Division II to earn the academic award and qualify for the NCAA Division II Regional Championships. UCCS was the top seed in the South Central Region after the team won the RMAC regular season and tournament championships.