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June 5, 1997

Texas Tech Golfers Named to Academic All-Big 12 Squad

Baldwin One of Five Nominated with Perfect 4.0 GPA

DALLAS, Texas - Texas Tech University landed four golfers on the 1997 Academic All-Big 12 Men's Golf Team, the league office announced this week.

Sophomore Alex Armstrong (Fort Worth, Texas), junior Tom Baldwin (Russell, Kan.) and sophomore Philip Tate (Wichita Falls, Texas) were named to the first team, while senior Chris Hill (Lufkin, Texas) was named second team.

To qualify a student-athlete must have been a letterwinner in his or her sport with at least a 3.0 grade point average in the previous two academic terms or have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. First year and junior college transfer student-athletes are eligible if they meet the aforementioned criteria for one semester. Student-athletes with a 3.30 grade point average or better are considered first team and a 3.00 and 3.29 GPA honorable mention.

Baldwin was one of five men's golfers to top the list with a 4.0 GPA. He played in 10 of Texas Tech's 12 tournaments, including the Big 12 Championships. Baldwin was Tech's top finisher in two spring events.

Tate, who posted Texas Tech's best finish at the Big 12 tourney with a tie for 29th, played in a team-high 11 events this year. He was a member of Texas Tech's 1996 Southwest Conference championship team.

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