July 16, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University junior Jonas Blixt, who earlier this summer earned All-America Second-Team honors for his outstanding play on the golf course, has been named to the Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Athlete Team by the Golf Coaches’ Association of America for his outstanding work in the classroom. It marks the second consecutive season Blixt has earned All-America Scholar Athlete honors.
Blixt, a multi-national business operations major, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second-Team in 2007 and has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in his first two seasons as a Seminole.
Blixt (Hammaro Sweden) earned Ping / Division I All-America Second-Team Honors in 2007 as he became the first All-America First or Second team selection at Florida State since Christian Raynor earned All-America First-Team honors in 1995. He won the 2007 individual ACC Championship to become the first Seminole to win ACC medalist honors and earned All-ACC and All-Southeast Region All-America honors this past season. He earned All-ACC honors in 2007 for the first time in his career.
Blixt helped lead Florida State to a tie for 13th placing in the 2007 NCAA Division I Championship as the Seminoles made their first appearance in the championship finals since 1996. He finished tied for 29th in the individual standings at the NCAA Championship. In addition to leading the Seminoles to the NCAA Division I Championship finals for the first time since 1996, he has led the Seminoles to play in consecutive NCAA Regional championships for the first time since the 1995 and 1996 seasons.
Blixt was one of only four golfers from the ACC and one of only four from a school in the state of Florida who was named to the prestigious list of academic achievers.
Juniors and seniors with a 3.2 minimum cumulative grade-point average are eligible to be a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. In addition, Division I athletes must finish their fall and spring seasons with a stroke average under 76.00.