BERKELEY – Brandon Hagy is no stranger to being recognized for his incredible accomplishments but Monday was quite the day even for the often honored senior men’s golfer when he added to his collection the Byron Nelson Award, Tom Hansen Pac-12 Conference Medal as Cal’s outstanding senior male student-athlete and a Golden Bear Achievement Award.
“I saw our strength and conditioning coach on the way out of the office today, and I told him that he better have Brandon doing a lot more working out because this is getting to be old hat for that kid,” head coach Steve Desimone said with a laugh. “He’s got plenty of hardware and I’ll bet there’s more to come.”
Hagy’s triple on Monday came only two days after he picked up both a co-team MVP award and the squad’s Ben Furth Award for academic and athletic excellence at the Cal men’s golf annual banquet Saturday night.
The 2013-14 national player of the year candidate is also a semifinalist for The Ben Hogan Award and has already garnered the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, first-team All-Pac-12 honors, a Palmer Cup selection and was the Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month in September of 2013. Many season honors have yet to be named.
As a junior a year ago in 2012-13, Hagy was a second-team All-American, All-America Scholar, third-team Academic All-America, first-team Academic All-District 8, NCAA Elite 89 nominee, All-Region, second-team All-Pac-12, Pac-12 All-Academic, and Ben Furth Award and Golden Bear Achievement Award winner.
Hagy was an honorable mention All-American as a 2011-12 sophomore, as well as a NCAA Elite 89 nominee, All-Region, second-team All-Pac-12, tri-team MVP, Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month (April 2012), and Ben Furth Award and Golden Bear Achievement Award winner.
Prior to redshirting the 2010-11 campaign to gain entry into the Haas School of Business, Hagy was named a Student-Athlete of the Month at Cal in February of 2010 during his freshman season to honor his academic work.
Over his collegiate career, Hagy is a four-time individual medalist with 17 top-five showings and 21 finishes in the top 10.
Hagy has completed the work for his bachelor’s degree from the Haas School of Business and will graduate from Cal in May of 2014. He plans to turn professional shortly after representing Team USA June 26-28 at the 2014 Palmer Cup.