Murray State’s Austin Knight was honored as a selection to the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf Newcomer Team. The annual OVC awards were handed out after the first round of the OVC Tournament in Muscle Shoals, Alabama at The Shoals Golf Club.
A freshman from, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Knight established himself as the best player on the Racers’ squad. Entering the OVC Tournament, he was ranked 17th in the league with a 74.4 scoring average. Knight had two top-5 finishes in his first MSU season including a third place showing (March 26) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and fourth place at Paris Landing last October. His low round of the season was a 70 in the final round of the MSU Invitational (Sept. 13). Knight leads the team with 11 rounds of par or better in the 2016-17 season.

Knight follows teammate Gabe Wheeler as the ninth Racer to be named OVC All-Newcomer Team since the first season of the team In 2006.

2007 Mark Brant
2008 Cameron Carrico, Nick Newcomb
2010 Patrick Newcomb
2011 Hunter York
2013 Preston French
2014 Matthew Zakutney
2016 Gabe Wheeler
2017 Austin Knight

2016-17 All-Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf Teams
OVC Freshman of the Year: Luke Long, SIUE
OVC Player of the Year: To Be Announced After the Championship (April 26)
OVC Coach of the Year: To Be Announced After the Championship (April 26)

Hunter Richardson, UT Martin, Jr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Camilo Aguado, Jacksonville State, Sr., Mexico City, Mexico
Noah Combs, Eastern Kentucky, Jr., Pikeville, Ky.
Erik Lindwall, Eastern Kentucky, So., Soderkoping, Sweden
Jamie Mist, Jacksonville State, Sr., Hayling Island, England
Will Sallee, Eastern Kentucky, Jr., Lexington, Ky.
Pablo Torres, Jacksonville State, Jr., Bogota, Colombia
Alvaro Hernandez, Eastern Illinois, So., Islas Canarias, Spain
Luke Long, SIUE, Fr., Fayetteville, Ark.
Austin Swafford, UT Martin, Sr., Lebanon, Tenn.

Luke Long, SIUE, Fr., Fayetteville, Ark.
Hunter Tidwell, Austin Peay, Jr., Alcoa, Tenn.
Nate Thomson, Belmont, Fr., Greendale, Wisc.
Austin Knight, Murray State, Fr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
Billy Basham, Eastern Kentucky, Fr., Louisville, Ky.

Dave Winder
Murray State Athletics – Assistant AD – Media Relations