Lions’ Obermann earns Co-SIDA Academic All-District 6 honors

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HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana senior Paul Obermann discussed earlier this season about the importance of time management in having success both on the golf course and in the classroom.

Obermann was successful on both fronts during his four years with the Lions, culminating in him being named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 6 Men’s At-Large Team on Thursday.

Obermann, a native of Muehlhausen, Germany, joins Cedric Scotto (2010) as Lion golfers to be named to the All-District 6 first team. He is now a candidate for the Academic All-American team which will be released at a later date.

The at-large teams are made up of student-athletes from the sports of tennis, beach volleyball, bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and water polo. District 6 is comprised of Division I schools from the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

“Paul’s academic career is unmatched by I’m sure a lot of people,” Southeastern head coach Jake Narro said. “Whatever awards he receives are well-deserved. His future is unbelievably bright.”

Obermann is scheduled to graduate Saturday with a 3.97 grade point average in finance. He was one of three student-athletes to be honored recently for having the highest GPA in the Southeastern athletic department among graduating seniors. Obermann was selected to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll in 2014, ‘15 and ’16 and is a member of the Southeastern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

On the course, Obermann was named second-team All-Southland Conference after leading the Lions in 2016-17 with a 74.03 stroke average over 30 rounds. He had 10 rounds at par or better, including two rounds in the 60s. He finished 10th in the Southland Championships with a 14-over 230.

Obermann also led the Lions with a 73.58 stroke average in four fall tournaments. He had a pair of top 10s, tying for sixth at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate and for 10th at the ULM Duck Commander Intercollegiate. He had a low round of 68, the best by a Lion in the fall.

Obermann was also a third-team All-Southland Conference selection in both 2013-14 and 2015-16.

Obermann was one of two Southland Conference student-athletes to make the Academic At-Large teams, joining Stephen F. Austin senior golfer Baxter Ward who was selected to the District 7 squad.

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