Written By Wake Forest Sports Information Dept.
NORMAN, Okla. - Senior Evan Beck was announced as a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award by the Golf Coaches Association of American on Thursday. The recipient of the award, which is presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, will be announced on May 2.
Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee's entire collegiate academic and golf career and his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee's good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.
Beck has had a tremendous senior season so far, notching five top-10s and finishing in the top-20 in all six of his events. He also has a pair of runner-up finishes this year at the Bank of Tennessee and the Mobile Bay Intercollegiates. Beck leads the team and is 10th in the ACC with a 72.06 scoring averaging.
Beck has also had success in the classroom throughout his career. He has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar and has earned Academic All-ACC honors each of the last three seasons.
This spring, the ACC honored Beck with the Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award, which recognizes student-athletes for their outstanding academic and athletic performance who intend to compete at the professional level.
The other finalists for the Nelson Award are UCLA's Pedro Figueiredo, Charlie Hughes of Washington, Duke's Brinson Paolini and Stanford's Andrew Yun.
Former Deacon Brendan Gielow also won the Byron Nelson award in 2010.