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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG junior men’s golfer Roy Dixon (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District III At-Large First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Monday. Dixon will now advance and be eligible for Academic All-America honors against other first team selections across the eight districts nationwide.

Dixon owns a 3.89 cumulative GPA in finance at UNCG. He has excelled this season on the course, earning First Team All-Southern Conference honors. He is second on the team and third in the league with a 72.65 stroke average. He has posted seven top 20 finishes, including three top 5 showings this spring.

Dixon finished third overall at the 2014 SoCon Championships in Pinehurst and helped the Spartans earn their first-ever bid into the NCAA Tournament with an at-large selection. He placed 15th overall at the NCAA Regional in Auburn, guiding UNCG to a seventh-place showing, just two shots out the top five position. He also recorded a second place finish at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate and a third place finish at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate.

Eligible men’s sports in the at-large program include: golf, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis volleyball, water polo and wrestling. District III includes all Division I schools in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. To be eligible for this award, student-athletes must be in their second year at the institution, have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and be a starter or important reserve that has played at least 50 percent of the team’s games.

Capital One Academic All-District III At-Large Team
Mauricio Antun, Belmont, Tennis, Jr., 4.0, Finance
John Banks, William & Mary, Tennis, Sr., 3.96, Economics
Andrew Strait, William & Mary, Swimming, Sr., 3.82, Mathematics
Nicholas Sayer, Radford, Tennis, Gr., 3.91, Business MBA
Devin Carter, Wrestling, Virginia Tech, Jr., 3.69, Psychology
Jordan Wolf, Lacrosse, Duke, Sr., 3.41, History
Roy Dixon, Golf, UNCG, Jr., 3.89, Finance
Tristan Warner, Wrestling, Old Dominion, Jr., 3.97, Communications
Tamina Kienka, Tennis, N.C. Central, Jr., 4.0, Biology
Mitchell Frank, Tennis, Virginia, Jr., 3.51, Foreign Affairs

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