Fernandez named All-American and Iowa State Male Athlete of the Year honors


Scott Fernandez

Alex Gookin

Scott Fernandez added yet another accolade to his historic Cyclone season weekly. Fernandez was named a second-team All-American by Golfweek, just four days before being named Iowa State’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2012-13.

The sophomore is the third Cyclone to ever be selected as an All-American, joining honorable mentions Chris Baker and Nate McCoy on Thursday, June 6. Fernandez is the first ever Cyclone to be named to one of the two All-America teams. 

The All-American honor was a highlight of Fernandez’s season along with today, when he was named Male Athlete of the Year for 2012-13 by the Iowa State Athletics Department. 

The honor is given annually to the university’s most outstanding athlete. Fernandez gives the Cyclone golf program it’s second straight athlete of the year award with Nate McCoy taking the Male Athlete of the Year award last year.

Fernandez proved to be one of the best golfers in the nation this season, ranked No. 12 individually by Golfstat.com and No. 18 by Golfweek.com. He was named to the PING Central All-Region team as well as being selected to first team All-Big 12 last month.

Fernandez currently holds four of the six recorded individual school records and is second in both of the categories he does not have. His stroke average of 71.27 broke Nate McCoy’s single season record set last year.

Fernandez recently represented Europe in the Palmer Cup, the collegiate equivalent to the Ryder Cup. He plans on playing in the British Amateur as well as the European Team Championship in July.