ACU student-athlete Adam Carpenter was named the Lone Star Conference’s 2012 Academic Golfer of the Year only a week after his twin brother Alex was named the 2012 LSC Golfer of the Year.
“The fact that Alex and I both received the two player of the year awards is exciting for us,” Adam said. “Alex and I constantly work together and use our personal gifts to help one another. I know this is the reason behind our success. I could not ask for a better twin brother.”
Adam becomes the fifth ACU athlete to win an Academic Player of the Year honor this year joining Julie Coppedge (soccer), Jennie Hutt (volleyball), Erik Forrister (cross country) and Micah Hermsdorf (women’s tennis).
Although Carpenter has only competed in nine events since his freshman season, he has maintained a stellar GPA in the classroom. He has only made one B in his five semesters in college giving him a 3.96 GPA.
“Receiving the award is a combination of two very important goals of mine: achieving excellence in the classroom along with excellence on the golf course,” Adam said. “I believe the Lord has blessed me with the ability to do both, and I work hard at constantly giving Him my all.”
Despite his lack of recent success on the green, his teammates, especially his brother, are still supportive of his in-classroom efforts.
The golf team will play in the regional meet on May 7-9 in Jefferson, Mo. If they qualify, they will make their second straight trip to nationals which will be one week later.
“We’re excited about the chance to compete against the best teams in the region,” Alex said. “We played really well as a team the last two rounds at conference and have been working hard on the things we can improve on so that we put our best stuff on the line next week in Missouri.”