Springfield, Ohio — Wittenberg University men's golf standout Jordan Millice, class of 2012 from Cable, Ohio, has been recognized for the combination of his athletic and academic accomplishments with first-team Capital One Academic All-America College Division All-District IV honors for a second straight year.
Men's golf is grouped in a category called "Men's At-Large," which encompasses numerous sports, including field hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, and tennis, among others. The district awards are a result of online voting conducted recently by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Only student-athletes who make the first team in district voting, as Millice did, can be considered for Academic All-America awards. In 2011, Millice went on to earn third-team Capital One Academic All-America College Division honors.
The award is the latest in a string of honors for Millice, who earned the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Elite 88 Award in both 2010 and 2011. The NCAA hands out an Elite 88 Award (now the Elite 89 Award) to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the association's championships. Millice also earned NCAA Division III All-America Scholar honors from Cleveland/Srixon and the Golf Coaches Association of America in 2011.
Millice, who graduated from Wittenberg with a degree in business last week after posting a 3.90 cumulative grade point average, has been a key contributor for the Tigers during his collegiate career, which now includes three North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championships and NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. Millice, who has shot the second-lowest round (68) in program history twice in his career, posted two top-15 finishes in the 2011-12 season, and he checked in with a stroke average of 76.7, nearly one stroke better than a year ago.
Millice was one of four Tigers to earn All-NCAC honors in 2011 after finishing in a tie for ninth place in the NCAC Championship Series. He added a 47th-place finish out of 205 golfers at the 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament after placing 92nd at the national competition in 2010. He is one of five Wittenberg players on the course for the final day of the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament after the Tigers moved up to seventh following a strong third round.
Away from the course, Millice was active in Wittenberg's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served as president of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. In addition, he received the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Prize for Excellence in Business at the 2011 Honors Convocation to go along with membership in numerous academic honoraries.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
Photo By: Jason Roberts