May 23, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State men’s golfer Kyle Cobb has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Cobb (Tallahassee, Fla.) was recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes for his performances as a graduate student with a grade point average of 3.84 and athletically as he helped the Seminoles earn a berth in their school record seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament. He was one of only two golfers named to the District 4 All-District At-Large Team – a team that also included five tennis players and three swimmers. Cobb was one of three student-athletes from the ACC named to the team; he was joined by tennis player Kevin King and golfer James White of Georgia Tech.
To be eligible for Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Team, a student-athlete must carry a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA and must be in their second year or later at the school. Cobb is among 10 student-athletes selected in District 4, which includes student-athletes from all NCAA Division I schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
A graduate student studying integrated marketing communications, Cobb enjoyed a fine career as a three-year member of the Seminole men’s golf team. He received his undergraduate (political science in 2011) and will his graduate degree from Florida State in April of 2013. He is currently completing a marketing-based web site for former Seminole All-American Kenny Knox in completing the requirements for his master’s degree.
“It is an honor for me to be named to the District Academic At-Large team for the second time in my career,” said Cobb, who was also named to the academic All-District team in 2011. “My academic success is a part of my life that I take great pride in and to be recognized for my academic success is great for me and my family as well as the Seminole golf program. I would like to thank all of the professors and administrators at Florida State who help me on a daily basis to achieve both my academic and athletic goals.”
Cobb has been a member of three NCAA Tournament teams at Florida State and helped the Seminoles to a third place finish at the NCAA Championship finals in 2010. He played in 15 career tournaments including a career high seven as a senior member of the Seminole men’s golf team during the fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011. Cobb played in the U.S. Amateur in both 2006 and 2011.