• 2016-17 All-Sun Belt Third Team honors
• 2016 UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Champion
• Sun Belt Golfer of the Week - Nov. 9, 2016
• Spring 2017 Dean's List
• Fall 2016 Dean's List
• Spring 2016 Dean's List
• Fall 2015 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
• Currently majoring in geosciences with a goal of becoming a meteorologist.
Earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors following a season in which he was third on the team with a 72.91 scoring average . . . Named Sun Belt Player of the Week on Nov. 9, following his first career win at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate where he shot 67-69-68 . . . Finished the season with 19 rounds of par or better, third-most on the team . . . Opened the season with a 6-under 66 at The Invitational to lead GSU to an 18-under 270, the lowest round in relation to par in program history . . . Tied for 28th at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, shooting 71 and 68 in the first and last rounds . . . Finished the fall with rounds of 68 and 69 at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic . . . Tied for 19th at the 3M Augusta Invitational shooting 71-70-72 . . . Concluded the regular season with a tie for 10th at the Sun Belt Championship shooting 71-72-73 . . . Earned a 2up win over Troy's Calum Masters in the Sun Belt Championship Semifinals . . . Defeated Georgia Southern's Brett Barron 3&1 in the Sun Belt Match Play Finals to help GSU to a conference title . . . Had two Top 10 and four Top 25 finishes to go along with a 561-419-52 record . . . First round scoring average of 71.50 . . . Seven rounds in the 60's this year.
Earned three top 25 finishes during his freshman year, including the final two events of the season . . . During the fall, earned a career-best tie for 18th at the Cabo del Sol Intercoollegiate, shooting 74-70-76 en route to a team victory . . . Opened the spring with a tie for 30th at the Mobile Intercollegiate with bookend rounds of 71 . . . Tied for 22nd at the Old Waverly Collegiate, shooting a second round 71 . . . Opened with a 71 at Sun Belt Championship en route to a tie for 24th . . . Fifth on the team with a 74.81 scoring average, playing in all 12 tournaments . . . Shot 73 or lower in eight of his last 12 regular season rounds.
Three-time all-county honoree at Etowah High School who also earned all-state honors . . . Won the 2015 Hardaway Invitational shooting 66-69 . . . Won the regional championship as a senior, compiling a 71.0 scoring average during his final season . . . Led Etowah to a pair of state championship appearances, recording an eighth-place finish as a sophomore where he shot 71 to tie for second with current GSU sophomore Hayden Poole . . . Graduated with honors.
Shot 71 to finish sixth at the 2015 GSGA State Am Qualifier before finishing tied for 26th at the GSGA State Am at Sea Island, shooting 73-73-73-66 . . . Finished tied for 24th at the 2014 Georgia Open, shooting 71-74-76-74 following an 18th-place finish at the AJGA E-Z-Go Vaughn Taylor Championship . . . Finished eighth at the 2013 GSGA Junior Championship, opening with a 71 . . . Played in the South Carolina-Georgia Challenge Cup for Team Georgia, which won 12 1/2-4 1/2.
Nickolaus Richard Budd was born March 12, 1997 in Queens, N.Y. . . . He is the son of Dorris and Richard Budd . . . Has one younger brother Jason.