Tide's Joseph Sykora Named Cleveland Golf Academic All-America The Golf Coaches Association of America has honored the Crimson Tide golfer for his performance in the classroom. Six Alabama golfers were named Academic All-SEC Wednesday, including Sykora, Mark Harrell, Matt Hughes, Matthew Swan, Michael Thompson a
TUSCALOOSA Joseph Sykora, a Daphne native who will be a senior on the University of Alabama golf team this fall, has been named to the Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars team for Division I, according to an announcement Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of American.
Sykora is a 4.0 student who graduated from the University of Alabama in May with an accounting degree. He will start graduate school at Alabama in the fall as he finishes out his playing eligibility in his final season with the Crimson Tide golf team. Sykora, a 2005 U.S. Amateur participant and a key golfer on Alabama’s team that spent from September through February ranked No. 1 in the nation, was named the Southeastern Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year for men’s golf in both 2006 and again in 2007. He is a two-time ESPN Academic All-American as well. He won the individual championship at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate last fall, setting the University of Alabama individual 54-hole record at 199 to win.
On Wednesday the Southeastern Conference announced that six Tide men’s golfers are among the 2007 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll award winners. Sykora is among them. The five others include Mark Harrell (management), Matt Hughes (marketing), Matthew Swan (communication studies), Michael Thompson (accounting) and Stewart Whitt (finance).