GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – For the second consecutive year, Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman is the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the sport’s 2022 All-ACC Academic Team announced Monday. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is named after Rod Myers, Duke’s men’s golf coach from 1973-2007.
A senior from Inman, South Carolina, Bridgeman was the individual medalist at the ACC Men’s Golf Championship in Panama City Beach, Florida, winning the title on the second playoff hole over North Carolina’s Peter Fountain. He fired rounds of 69, 66 and 68 during the three-day stroke play competition to finish 13-under-par and become the seventh player from Clemson to win the individual medal. A second-team PING All-American, Bridgeman is just the second player in ACC history to earn the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in consecutive seasons since the award was introduced in 2007. Bridgeman finished the year ranked second in the PGA Tour’s University rankings, which secures a spot on the Korn Ferry Tour. He is second in Clemson history in career stroke average at 70.73 and has the most career rounds in the 60s with 50. Bridgeman claimed two individual tournament victories this year and his five career wins are tied for the most in Clemson history.
Ten of the 15 student-athletes who earned All-ACC honors this season also secured spots on the academic honors team, including Bridgeman and Freshman of the Year David Ford of North Carolina. Other players who also earned All-ACC and All-ACC Academic honors are: Duke’s Ian Siebers, Florida State’s Frederik Kjettrup, Georgia Tech’s Bartley Forrester and Christo Lamprecht, North Carolina’s Ryan Gerard, NC State’s Maximilian Steinlechner, Notre Dame’s Palmer Jackson and Wake Forest’s Michael Brennan.
Duke, Florida State and Wake Forest led all programs with three golfers on the academic team.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
2022 Rod Myers Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
2022 All-ACC Academic Men’s Golf Team
Mac Webster, Boston College, Sr., Finance
Jacob Bridgeman**, Clemson, Sr., Management
Zack Gordon**, Clemson , Jr., Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management
Quinn Riley, Duke, Sr., Sociology
Ian Siebers**, Duke, So., Economics
Jimmy Zheng, Duke, So., Economics
Daniel Bradbury, Florida State, Sr., Masters in Sport Management
Frederik Kjettrup**, Florida State, So., Sport Management
Ryunosuke Sakane, Florida State, Sr., Master’s: International Affairs
Bartley Forrester, Georgia Tech, Sr., Business Administration
Christo Lamprecht, Georgia Tech, So., Business Administration
Nicholas Tenuta, Louisville, Jr., Marketing
David Ford, North Carolina, Fr., Communications
Ryan Gerard**, North Carolina, Sr., Economics
Easton Paxton**, NC State, Gr., Sport and Entertainment Venue Management
Maximillian Steinlechner**, NC State, Jr., Business Administration
Palmer Jackson**, Notre Dame, Jr., Business Analytics
Taichi Kho**, Notre Dame, Sr., Marketing
Pietro Bovari**, Virginia, Jr., Economics
George Duangmanee**, Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences
Daniel Azallion**, Virginia Tech, Jr., Business – Finance
Connor Burgess**, Virginia Tech, Sr., Business – Management
Michael Brennan**, Wake Forest, Jr., Economics
Parker Gillam**, Wake Forest, Gr., Sustainability
Mark Power, Wake Forest, Jr., Communication
*denotes number of All-Academic Team honors
ACC Men’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year
2022 Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
2021 Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
2020 Not awarded due to COVID-19
2019 Alex Smalley, Duke
2018 Stephen Franken, NC State
2017 Jimmy Stanger, Virginia
2016 Stephen Behr, Clemson
2015 Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech
2014 Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
2013 Brinson Paolini, Duke
2012 James White, Georgia Tech
2011 James White, Georgia Tech
2010 Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest
2009 Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
2008 Barden Berry, North Carolina