Bears' Young Earns National Academic Recognition
July 25, 2013
Missouri State's Daily Young has been honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America for the second consecutive year for his work in the classroom in addition to the golf course. Young is one of 152 players nationally to be named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Division I All-America Scholar Team for 2013.
Young, a Springfield native and Hillcrest High grad, completed his eligibility in May with a 3.33 grade-point average while majoring in Sports & Parks Administration. He was named the winner of the 59th Annual Virgil Cheek Athletic Achievement Award by MSU Athletics.
The Virgil Cheek Award has been given annually since 1955 to the graduating senior male student-athlete best demonstrating high qualities in scholarship, character, attendance, leadership and athletic performance. The award is named in honor of the long-time Missouri State faculty athletics representative and business faculty member and selected by the six men's intercollegiate athletics head coaches.
On the course, Young was a two-time All-MVC selection and now holds the MSU career scoring average record of 74.04. He was named the 2010-11 MVC Newcomer of the Year and finished second on the Bears' career wins list with three individual victories. He earned MVC Golfer of the Week honors seven times in his career - the seventh-best total in Missouri Valley Conference history.
To be eligible for the All-American Scholar team, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.