Brandon Hagy Picks Up Tom Hansen Conference Medal
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Former Cal men’s golfer Brandon Hagy was named a 2013-14 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winner on Monday. Hagy and Alicia Asturias of women’s gymnastics were Cal’s two representatives among 24 selections across the conference that will be honored during a one-hour special airing on Pac-12 Networks on Tuesday, July 1 (7 pm PT).
A conference medal is awarded annually to each member institution’s outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.
Conference medal winners have been named every year since the 1960-61 academic year. In 2009, the Pac-12 renamed the award the Tom Hansen Conference Medal in honor of Hansen, who retired at the end of June 2009 after serving for 26 years as commissioner of the Pac-10.
The honor is the latest in a long series of awards in 2013-14 for Hagy, who was also a member of the GCAA’s All-Nicklaus Team and a first-team Golfweek All-American in addition to capturing the Byron Nelson Award, Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, co-team MVP, Cal’s Ben Furth Award and a Golden Bear Achievement Award. In addition, he was a national semifinalist for The Ben Hogan Award, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, the Pac-12’s Player of the Month for September of 2013 and chosen to represent Team USA in the 2014 Palmer Cup along with Cal and Palmer Cup head coach Steve Desimone.
Hagy was an individual medalist three times during the 2013-14 campaign (Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Arizona Intercollegiate, Aggie Invitational) and finished in the top 10 in 10 of 14 events with nine of those showings in the top five. He was also Cal’s top finisher in five events and led the team with a 70.98 stroke average. Hagy finished the season ranked No. 6 nationally by both Golfstat and Golfweek.Team.
Hagy will make his pro debut July 3-6 at the Nova Scotia Open on the Web.com Tour.