3 Razorbacks Earn Postseason Honors
Three Hogs from the No. 13 Arkansas golf team were awarded for their play during the spring season in the Southeastern Conference.
Junior Sebastian Cappelen was named to the first-team All-SEC, senior Austin Cook earned Scholar-Athlete of the Year and freshman Taylor Moore was named to the All-Freshman team and was named co-Freshman of the Year.
“I am very proud of each of these young men and what they have been able to do both on the course and in the classroom this year,” head coach Brad McMakin said. “While first-team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman team honors are wonderful, I am even more excited for Austin and Taylor for their Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.”
Cappelen won the SEC individual title at the conference championship and earned his third All-SEC award and second first-team all-league in three years with the announcement of the awards Tuesday.
To top off his awards, Cappelen finished in the top 10 four times and the top 20 seven times over the course of this season.
The SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was given to Cook for the second season in a row, a feat that has only been accomplished by two other student-athletes in the nation since the creation of the award.
Moore’s SEC Freshman of the Year award is the fourth freshman of the year title Arkansas has received in program history. Moore earned four top-25 finishes in his first season as a Razorback.
Moore is also the sixth player in school history to earn All-Freshman team honors for men’s golf.
“The Southeastern Conference is the best men’s golf league in the nation, and to be recognized as some of the best players in that league is a testament to the hard work that goes on every day on the course and in the classroom,” McMakin said.
The NCAA Fayetteville Regional will be played at the Blessings golf course Thursday, May 16. On Monday, May 6, the competitors for each regional will be announced by the NCAA.