May 17, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State golfer Tanner Higham has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VIII men's at-large first-team it was announced Friday.
Higham, a junior from Shelley, Idaho has a cumulative 3.98 grade point average majoring in nutrition, dietetics and food sciences.
During the 2012-13 season, Higham played 28 rounds and had a team-best scoring average of 73.57. Higham's best individual finish of the year was tying for first at the Southern Utah hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational this spring with a 2-under 142 (70-72), marking the first time since 1996 that an Aggie golfer tied for first or won a tournament. He also finished second at the U.S. Air Force hosted Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational last fall as he shot a 6-under 210 (70-70-70) for USU's best individual finish at the time since 1997.
Higham finished the season tied for 11th at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Championships with a 9-over 225 (73-74-78) helping Utah State finish in sixth-place in the 10-team field with a 51-over 915 (292-312-311).
The Academic All-District ® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
District VIII is made up of schools from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and the men's at-large team includes the sports of fencing, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
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