A BALL WITH THE BOOKS; RAM NAMED ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR

RICHMOND, Va. – Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) has always been pretty good with scorecards, but he's even better with report cards.

Ball, who graduated in May with a degree in real estate from VCU's Snead School of Business, was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second straight year. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2.
 
A two-time All-Conference honoree, Ball finished his VCU career with a 3.423 grade-point-average. He was named to the Atlantic 10 Men's Golf All-Academic Team and received multiple Dean's List citations during his four-year career as a student-athlete.
 
The oldest son of VCU Coach Matt Ball, he was named to the 2014 All-Atlantic 10 Team after placing seventh at the league's championship tournament. Ball Jr. also ranked second on the Rams in scoring average (74.16) and registered five top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments during the 2013-14 season. His play helped VCU capture the 2014 A-10 Championship, as well as an NCAA Regional bid.
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