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Another Academic Honor for Hayden Hui!

UC San Diego

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NORMAN, Okla. - Hayden Hui of the University of California San Diego men's golf team has been named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, adding to his list of impressive academic accolades earned over the 2018-19 season.

To be eligible, an individual must be a junior or senior academically. In addition, they must participate in 50 percent of the team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 78.0, and maintain a minimum cumulative career 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.

A junior Structural Engineering major, Hui also recently earned Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large and California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Spring All-Academic recognition. 

On the course, Hui held a team-best 72.5 stroke average and was UC San Diego's top finisher in 11 of 13 tournaments. He placed second at the NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional, pacing the Tritons to a second-place showing and a berth in the NCAA Championships. At nationals, Hui tied for 28th in the 108-competitor field.

Hui was a GCAA/PING All-America Honorable Mention and All-West Region selection as well as a member of the All-CCAA First Team.

A total of 540 student-athletes were named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars this year, the most since the award's inception in 1982.

UC San Diego is coming off a historic season in which the Tritons qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships for the first time since 2004.  

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, will begin a four-year transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego scholar-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego scholar-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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