What You Need to Know:
* Senior Alex Herrmann was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Men’s At-Large First Team, selected by CoSIDA on Thursday.
* Herrmann becomes just the third men’s golfer to be honored and caps a record year for Georgia State as four student-athletes earned first team recognition.
* Herrmann recently graduated after earning President’s List academic honors in all eight semesters he was a student-athlete at Georgia State.

ATLANTA – Recent Georgia State graduate Alex Herrmann has been named to the Google Cloud College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large First Team as announced by the organization on Thursday. 

Herrmann becomes just the third Georgia State golfer to be recognized and first since JJ Grey who was honored in 2016. Herrmann is one of two golfers to be named to the 10-member first team squad.

Herrmann joins an elite group of Georgia State student-athletes this season. The Panthers have had a program record four Academic All-Americans First Team honorees along with a second-team honoree. The first team members include Chandon Sullivan (football), Ivie Drake (softball) and Justin Jones (baseball). Softball’s Brenna Skalski earned second-team honors.

Herrmann is a three-time All-Sun Belt First Team member who earned President’s List academic honors all eight semesters he was a student-athlete at Georgia State.

This year, despite missing the final four tournaments of the season due to injury, Herrmann still led the Panthers with a 73.17 scoring average and a pair of top 25 results in just six events. In his last collegiate event, he finished tied for fourth at the Auburn Tiger Invitational to lead the Panthers to a second-place finish.

“What an incredible honor for Alex,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “As I mentioned when he earned All-District honors, when you look up the definition of student-athlete in the dictionary, you will find a photo of Alex. As good a golfer he was on the course, he was an even better student in the classroom.”

The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The at-large teams for the Academic All-America® program include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo for both men and women, as well as beach volleyball, bowling, crew and field hockey for women, and volleyball and wrestling for men.

Georgia State’s season concluded in the Sun Belt Conference Championship in April. The Panthers are expected to open the 2018-19 season in early September.