May 22, 2001
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior golfer Bryce Molder has been named to the Verizon Academic All-America District III Spring At-large Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced today. This marks the third-straight year that Molder has been so honored, after being named a first-team Academic All-American a year ago.
Molder is currently the top-ranked men’s golfer in the nation and has led Tech to a No. 2 national team ranking in all of the major polls. He has turned in an outstanding senior campaign, winning three tournaments and finishing in the top four as an individual in all but one of the 11 events in which he has competed this season. His three wins tied him for first with David Duval on Tech’s all-time career victory list with eight, and his career stroke average of 70.69 is not only the lowest in Tech history but also in NCAA annals as well. In 2001, Molder leads the nation with an impressive stroke average of 69.23, which would also be the lowest in NCAA history.
In the classroom, Molder graduated from Tech on May 5 with a degree in management to go along with a solid 3.41 GPA. He was a second-team Academic All-American in 1999, prior to earning first-team distinction a year ago. Also, Molder was named the recipient of the Dave Williams Award, given annually to the top senior golfer in the nation for both athletic and academic achievement.
Molder and his Georgia Tech teammates will be in action on May 30-June 2, when they travel to Durham, N.C., to compete in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at the Duke University Golf Club.