EUGENE, OREGON (ClemsonTigers.com) --- Stephen Behr, Jr., a senior graduate student at Clemson University, is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships.
Behr Jr., who holds a 3.93 cumulative grade point average while majoring in financial management, was presented with the award during the Men’s Golf Championships banquet on Thursday, May 26 in Eugene, Oregon. He is also the co-leader of the Clemson team in terms of stroke average with a 72.03 figure and leads the team in top 10 finishes with five. The native of Florence, S.C. is eighth in Clemson history in career stroke average.
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.