NORMAN, Okla. – Senior Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's golf team became the first All-American in program history Wednesday, as he was selected as a Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING All-America Third Team honoree.
Paradis, who was named a GCAA PING East All-Region Team choice last month, was also picked as the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and garnered an NE10 All-Conference First Team accolade for the third time in his career. Across 25 rounds of golf this season, Paradis shot even-par and averaged a team-best 71.7 per round. He won five individual medalist honors, including at both the NCAA Atlantic/East Regional and Northeast-10 Championship. He set an NE10 record with an 8-under at the Championship, as he became the first golfer to win back-to-back conference titles since 2012-13 and just the fifth golfer in the history of the event to shoot a single-round 66. Paradis finished in the top 10 nine times in the 11 events he played in, including seven top-five showings. Paradis won both the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational (Sept. 10) and the Penmen Fall Invitational (Sept. 18), before making it three straight when he captured the NE10 Championship (Oct. 1) with a two-round total of 136. He ended the regular season with a victory at the Penmen Spring Invitational (April 19) and then fired a 5-under 211 to capture the regional crown, before carding a 219 at the NCAA National Championships (May 22). Paradis was a four-time NE10 Golfer of the Week (Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Oct. 24, April 3) during the season. Paradis also shined in the classroom and took home an NE10 Academic All-Conference accolade for his efforts.
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