Barbaree & Petras Named Academic All-District
BATON ROUGE – LSU men’s golfer Philip Barbaree and men’s swimmer Mitchell Petras have been named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Six Men’s At-Large Team. The team is selected annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Barbaree played an influential role in the men’s golf team winning three team titles during the 2017-18 season. The Shreveport, La., native is majoring in sport administration with a minor in business administration. After graduating high school early in the fall of 2016, Barbaree’s year and a half in Baton Rouge has been nothing but exceptional in the classroom; the second-year player has been named to the Dean’s List and Cox Communications Academic Center Honor Roll all three semesters he has been in college.
On the course, Barbaree carded a career-best collegiate scoring average of 72.19 strokes per round this season. The righty registered five top-10 finishes as a sophomore, which was tied for the most on the team. In early March at the General Hackler Championship, the Tigers’ No. 2 player fired a three-round total of 4-under par 212 (68-71-73) to earn the best finish of his collegiate career, a tie for fourth place. Barbaree’s final top-10 finish of the season came at the 2018 SEC Championships in St. Simons Island, Ga. He finished stroke play with an even-par 210 to garner a tie for 10th place and help LSU grab the SEC stroke play team title.
Petras, a junior from Augusta, Georgia, is majoring in petroleum engineering and was recently named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. He is carrying a 4.00 cumulative grade point average and has been accumulated $3,500 in scholarships through the LSU College of Engineering, including the Chevron Energy Leaders Scholarship. He is a two-time member of the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll and was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a freshman in 2015-16.
Petras recorded personal-best times in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events at the 2018 SEC Championships with times of 56.37 seconds and 2:02.78. He also swam the 200-yard individual medley and 400-yard individual medley during the 2017-18 season.
Both student-athletes advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Team ballot. Results will be announced on June 14.