June 23, 2023

Clegg Tops 2023 Academic All-America At-Large Teams

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

AUSTIN, Texas  – Ford Clegg from Mississippi State University was named the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Team Member of the Year and headlines the seven student-athletes from the Southeastern Conference who were named to the 2022-23 Academic All-America® Men’s and Women’s At-Large teams.

Clegg, a member of the Mississippi State golf team, is a graduate student from Birmingham, Ala., who is now a three-time first-team member of the Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large team. He is working on his MBA after previously earning his bachelor’s degree in finance in May 2022. Clegg received summa cum laude honors and has maintained a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average throughout his entire academic career. He was recently the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Clegg has been awarded the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for three consecutive years and earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll five times.

On the course, Clegg had the second-lowest stroke average (71.58) this season for the Bulldogs, helping them finish 25th at the 2023 NCAA Division I Golf Championships. He had the third-most rounds of par or better (20) while becoming the program leader in career rounds of par or better (80). During his senior campaign, he started all 11 tournaments and finished the season with a 72.22 stroke average. Clegg had seven top-20 finishes, including one individual title at the Steelwood Collegiate tournament. He was named to the 2021 PING All-Region Team and was a 2021 First Team All-SEC selection after leading the team with a 71.17 stroke average and five top-10 finishes. Clegg ranked eighth in the SEC in stroke average.

Men’s First Team
SPORT NAME SCHOOL YEAR GPA MAJOR
Golf Ford Clegg Mississippi State Gr. 4.00/4.00 Finance (UG) / MBA (G)
Women’s First Team
SPORT NAME SCHOOL YEAR GPA MAJOR
Gymnastics Cassie Stevens Auburn Sr. 4.00 Information Systems Management
Golf Laney Frye Kentucky Jr. 4.00 Business
Golf Ingrid Lindblad LSU Sr. 3.94 Sport Administration
Women’s Second Team
SPORT NAME SCHOOL YEAR GPA MAJOR
Golf Benedetta Moresco Alabama Jr. 4.00 Food & Nutrition
Golf Megan Schofill Auburn Sr. 3.87 Communications
Women’s Third Team
SPORT NAME SCHOOL YEAR GPA MAJOR
Gymnastics Aria Brusch Auburn Sr. 3.98 Psychology