Of its 57 academic all-WAC selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 23 student-athletes from women's outdoor track honored, along with 15 from men's outdoor track, six from softball, five from both men's tennis and women's tennis, and three from the men's golf team.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
For the week of April 22, 2013.
For the week of April 15, 2013.
USU finished in 22nd-place in the 24-team field with a 54-over 614 (322-292).
Honors: Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar (2013); CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First-Team (2013); WAC Golfer of the Week (2/19/13); Academic All-WAC (2012, 2013).
2012-13 (Jr.): Finished the year with a stroke average of 73.57 over 28 rounds... Recorded four top-six finishes during the season, including becoming the first Aggie to win medalist honors at a tournament since Todd Tanner in 1996 as he tied for first with a 2-under 142 (70-72) at the Southern Utah hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational... Was named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week for his performance at the Thunderbird Invitational... Finished second at the Air Force hosted Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational with a 6-under 210 (70-70-70), which is his collegiate-best 54-hole score... Placed fifth at the Weber State hosted Battle at the Tetons with a 1-under 215 (74-71-70) and was tied for sixth at the Cal State Fullerton hosted Folino Invitational with a 3-over 219 (75-73-71)... Overall, carded 10 under par rounds during the year, including a season-best round of 68 at the Cal State Northridge hosted Bill Cullum Invitational... Finished the season tied for 11th at the WAC Championships with a 6-over 225 (73-74-78)... Was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar and earned CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII first-team honors, along with being named academic all-WAC.
2011-12 (So.): Finished the season with a stroke average of 74.83 over 23 rounds... Season-best 54-hole score was a 5-over 215 (66-68-81) at the Wyoming hosted Cowboy Classic, which included his 18-hole career-low of 6-under 66 during the opening round... Best tournament finish was a tie for seventh at the Southern Utah hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational with a 1-under 143 (70-73)... Had three top-20 finishes during the season, including tying for 19th at the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic with a 4-over 220 (73-74-73)... Overall, carded five under par rounds during the year, including three rounds in the 60's... Finished the season tying for eighth at the WAC Championships with a 5-over 221 (68-77-76)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2009-10 (Fr.): Finished the season with a stroke average of 74.80 over 25 rounds... Best 54-hole score was 4-over 216 at both the Bill Cullum Invitational (70-71-75) and Wyoming Cowboy Classic (71-72-73)... Had his best finish at the Southern Utah hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational, tying for sixth with an even par score of 144 (70-74).
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Shelley (Idaho) High School... A state medalist in 2008... Shot a low round of 67 his senior season... Tied for third at state his senior year... Played for the state champions all four seasons... A three-year letterwinner in basketball and football.
Personal: Son of Joe and Karlene Higham... Has two siblings... Cousin of former Utah State golfers Austin French and Will Higham... Majoring in nutrition, dietetics and food science.