Max Hellstrom Jr. New Orleans Stockholm, Sweden Business Administration 3.88 * – 2018-19 First Team All-Conference Selection2 – Two-time Academic All-Conference Selection Cody Banach Jr. Lamar Houston, Texas Finance 3.04 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Nikolai Schaffrath So. Lamar Potsdam, Germany Industrial Engineering 3.93 William Holcomb*2 Jr. Sam Houston State Crockett, Texas General Business 3.55 Joris Etlin2 Sr. Southeastern La. Frejus, France Finance 4.0 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Bryce Dooley2 Jr. Abilene Christian Friendswood, Texas Finance 3.63 2018-19 Southland Men’s Golf All-Academic TeamStudent-Athlete of the Year: William Holcomb, Sam Houston StateFirst Team Second Team Sam Dumez Sr. Lamar Bordeaux, France Finance 3.60 Miles Smith So. Central Arkansas Little Rock, Ark. Undeclared 3.66 John Hill* Jr. Incarnate Word McQueeney, Texas Business Management 3.63 Trevor Bailey So. Incarnate Word Cibolo, Texas Business 4.0 FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State junior William Holcomb is the 2018-19 Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday along with its all-academic teams, All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Holcomb earns his second consecutive Student-Athlete of the Year and first team all-academic honors after an automatic selection as a 2019 First Team All-Conference nod. The junior pushed the Bearkats to a conference championship and an appearance in the 2019 NCAA Austin Regional, where he tied for 38th individually. Holcomb led Sam Houston State throughout the season with four top-10 finishes and a 71.74 scoring average. He also tabbed the team’s lowest round of the season with a 66 at the Huntsville Toyota Bearkat Invitational (April 1-2). Holcomb is a general business major who holds a 3.55 GPA.Incarnate Word’s John Hill joins Holcomb on the first team as the Southland’s only other automatic qualifier after a First Team All-Conference selection. The UIW senior business management major holds a 3.63 GPA and led the Cardinals with a fourth-place finish at the 2019 Southland Conference Championship. Accompanying Hill on the first team all-academic squad is UIW teammate Trevor Bailey, a 4.0 business major.Filling out the remainder of the all-academic first team are Southeastern Louisiana senior Joris Etlin, a 4.0 finance major and New Orleans junior Max Hellstrom.Lamar earned a trio of second-team selections in Nikolai Schaffrath, Sam Dumez and Cody Banach alongside Abilene Christian’s Bryce Dooley and Central Arkansas’ Miles Smith.All told, seven institutions are represented on the all-academic squads. Lamar’s three honorees lead the conference, joining UIW as the only institutions with multiple selections.The All-Academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection. Nominees who were also named to the All-Conference First Team or CoSIDA Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic.The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.