SNU's Gerod Black and Jody Taylor Earn NAIA Honorable Mention Honors

(BETHANY,OK)---Southern Nazarene University senior Gerod Black and junior Jody Taylor were named NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans the NAIA announced on Friday. Taylor along with SNU’s Brent LaVigne and Justin Pusey was also named an NAIA Academic All-American.

Gerod Black, a senior from Seminole, Texas, earns his second consecutive NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honor this season. Black earned the honor last season after finishing 28th at the National Tournament. This season, Black took home 14th at the National Tournament with final four day score of 296. Black helped lead the Crimson Storm to a 10th place team finish this season.

Jody Taylor, a junior from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, earns his first NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honor this season after a 32nd place finish at Nationals. Taylor shot a four day total of 304 at the National Tournament in Olathe, Kansas. Taylor also garners NAIA Academic All-American honors for the first time this season. Taylor is a Business Finance major at Southern Nazarene.

Brent LaVigne, a senior from Adamstown, Maryland, earns his second consecutive NAIA Academic All-American honor this season after his outstanding performance in the classroom and on the golf course. LaVigne, a Business Administration major, finished 72nd at the NAIA National Tournament after final four day score of 318. LaVigne was an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American as a freshman at Southern Nazarene.

Justin Pusey, a senior from Solon, Ohio, also earns his second consecutive NAIA Academic All-American honor at SNU after another outstanding season in the classroom and on the golf course. Pusey is a Marketing major.

The Crimson Storm finished the 2004 season with a 10th place finish at the NAIA National Tournament under 11th year Head Coach Steve Hulsey. Hulsey led SNU to their fourth Top Ten finish in the past five seasons.