BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- Moravian College senior golfer Tyler Smith has been selected to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for NCAA Division III schools in District IV.
To be eligible for Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.30 grade-point average, be a sophomore, junior or senior and be a starter or significant reserve. District IV in NCAA Division III is made up of schools from Pennsylvania. Moravian has had 48 Greyhounds named Google Cloud Academic All-Americans® selected by CoSIDA.
By making the All-District First Team, Smith is now forwarded onto the national ballot to try for Google Cloud Academic All-America® accolades, which will be announced on June 12. There are a total of three student-athletes from the Landmark Conference on Academic All-District Teams.
Smith finished his degree in accounting with a minor in business management at Moravian earlier this month, and he had a 3.94 GPA. This spring, Smith led he Greyhound with an average of 78.29 strokes per round of 14 rounds including a season-low, even par round of 71 in the second round of the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational. He had six top-five finishes in 12 events this year. Smith, who was named Moravian's 2018 Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year, was a three-time member of the Empire 8 All-Conference Team before the Greyhounds began playing in the Landmark Conference. He earned a spot on the First Team in 2017 and was on the Second Team in both 2016 and 2015, when he was also honored as the Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year. Smith finished his career fifth in school history with a career scoring average of 76.82 strokes per round over 54 career rounds. He had one sub-70 round during his career with a 69 at the Franklin & Marshall College Fall Invitational in October 2016.
Off of the course, Smith was a six-time selection to the Empire 8 Conference President's List and was named to the Landmark Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll in 2018. Smith was on the Dean's List every semester, and was a member of Moravian's inaugural Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honor Society induction class in April.
"Tyler is a well deserving of this award," noted Head Coach Kevin Edwards. "He works very hard at his academics and it is nice to see him being recognized for it."
To view all of the Google Cloud Academic All-District teams, visit http://academicallamerica.com/news/2018/5/17/academic-all-america-announcing-2018-google-cloud-academic-all-district-m-w-at-large-teams-selected-by-cosida.aspx.