MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior men’s golfer Daniel Wood picked up another academic honor Wednesday as he was named the Big 12 Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year as selected by the league’s coaches, the conference office announced.
A native of Leander, Texas, Wood is the first Wildcat to earn the award. Last month, he was one of 14 student-athletes named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 Men’s At-Large Team, the first Wildcat named to the team since 2005.
Over the last two seasons, Wood was the lone men’s golfer in the Big 12 to earn a 4.0 GPA en route to First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors.
On the course, Wood finished his career as one of the top golfers in school history. He compiled a 72.43 stroke average during his senior year to rank sixth in school history. He also ranks sixth in school history in career tournaments played (42) and seventh in career rounds played (126), while he carded the eighth-best 54-hole score in school history at 206, a mark he accomplished at this season’s Cowboy Classic and Desert Shootout.
During his senior season, Wood tied for seventh at the Big 12 Championship to earn a spot on the All-Big 12 Tournament team and also earned a berth into the NCAA Columbia Regional, the first Wildcat to advance to regional play since 2010.