Kyle Hogan has been named the Big 12 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Hogan, who also earned the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Championship, is the second player in program history to earn Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. He is the only Texas Tech student-athlete to earn the honor this year.
A Cypress, Texas native, Hogan graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor's in Finance where he earned a 4.0 GPA. He is currently pursuing his MBA and is coming off a season where he won the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational to secure an exemption to play in the PGA Tour's Houston Open. Hogan helped lead the Red Raiders back to the NCAA Championship after winning the NCAA Albuquerque Regional where he shot 2-under-par and finished 21st.
Hogan joins Finley Ewing IV as the only Red Raiders to earn Big 12 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. Ewing earned the honor in 2013. He was named the 2021 NCAA Men's Golf Elite 90 winner on May 30 at the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona to honor him having the highest GPA among all participants at the championship tournament.
Hogan is a four-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection and was a 2020 All-American honorable mention selection.
The Big 12 Conference established its Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in 2012-13. A recipient is named in each conference-sponsored sport. Every Big 12 institution and affiliate members nominate one individual per sport with the winners selected by a vote of the league head coaches for that sport, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominees must be a junior or senior (academic standing), have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher, participate in at least 20 percent of the team's scheduled contests and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.