Wilkinson selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year

Wilkinson selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year

Conference Carolinas Release

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Robert Wilkinson had a great senior season that was capped on Monday when he was selected Conference Carolinas Men's Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The Dundas, Canada native was selected second team All-Conference Carolinas after finishing sixth at the conference championship. He is a two-time Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-American Scholar and has been selected to the President's Honor Roll seven times. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Alpha Sigma Chi. Led King with stroke average of 73.21, posted four top 10 finishes, including two in the top five. His low round of the season, 69 came five times while he posted a low 36 hole score of 139 and low 54 hole score of 213.

Wilkinson becomes the first Tornado men's golfer to be selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Candidates are submitted by member institutions for each of the conference's twenty-three sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have been named Academic All-Conference, which entails having attended their member institution for at least one year and having reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's First, Second, or Third All-Conference Team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.  This fall's class of honorees holds an impressive average GPA of 3.75.