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Knut Borsheim earns another academic honor

July 08, 2010

Senior men's golfer Knut Borsheim has wrapped up his athletic career at Arizona State, but the academic awards keep coming is way. Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars have been announced and Borsheim is on the list.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Borsheim finished his career by playing in 44 events (135 rounds) and had a 73.00 career stroke average with seven top-10 finishes. He finished tied for second at the 2008 ASU Thunderbird Invitational and also tied for third at both the 2009 ASU Thunderbird Invitational and the 2009 NCAA West Regional.

He earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors in his final three seasons (2008-2010) and earned honorable mention All-America honors from both the Golf Coaches Association of America and Golfweek in 2009.

He also earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2008 and 2009 and honorable mention in 2010.

Borsheim joins a select pair of Sun Devil men's golfers to earn CoSIDA Academic At-Large All-America honors. Chris Hanell earned first-team honors in 1997 while Alejandro Canizares earned first-team honors in 2005 and 2006.

In addition to earning third-team at-large Academic All-America honors from ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA, he also earned the Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's golf. The Pac-10 award has been established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline, by Toyo TiresĀ®. Juliana Murcia (women's golf) and Ryan Whiting (men's track and field) also earned Pac-10 top scholar-athlete honors in the spring.