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Perras, Tracy Named to All-Conference Team

May 3, 2018

HOUSTON – University of Houston senior Michael Perras and sophomore Zach Tracy were named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team on Thursday.

Perras, who was selected as an individual to compete at the NCAA Bryan Regional on May 14-16, was named to the postseason squad for the third consecutive season, while Tracy earned the first postseason accolade of his career.

Perras and Tracy were joined on the All-Conference Team by Bobby Bai (UCF), Manuel Elvira (UCF), Kyler Tate (UCF), Davis Baxter (Cincinnati), Austin Squires (Cincinnati), Jimmy Hervol (UConn), Patrick Stephenson (ECU), Claudio Correa (USF), Cristian DiMarco (USF), Jimmy Jones (USF), Mac Meissner (SMU) and Gray Townsend (SMU).

Correas was named the league’s Player of the Year, while Meissner was recognized as the Freshman of the Year. USF’s Steve Bradley earned honors as the Coach of the Year, while Memphis collected the Team Academic Award with a 3.60 GPA.

Michael Perras
Perras, who stands at No. 45 in the latest Golfstat individual national rankings, has been a consistent performer for the Cougars in 2017-18 and throughout his award-winning career.

Earlier this week, he was selected to compete as an individual at the NCAA Bryan Regional at Traditions Club beginning May 14.


This marks the third straight season in which Perras will compete in NCAA Regional play. He will become only the 17th player in program history to compete in 3+ NCAA Regionals during his career.

He captured the NCAA Franklin Regional title in his first appearance in 2016 and eventually became the first player in program history to win both NCAA Regional and conference championships titles during his career.

In 2017-18, Perras leads the Cougars with a 70.88 scoring average and 24 rounds of par or better, including a 65 in the Final Round at the season-opening The Jackrabbit in September.

After posting a score of 215 at the recent American Athletic Conference Championships, the Deer Park, Texas, native recorded his third straight Top-10 finish at The American Championships. He also moved into the Cougars’ Top-10 career leaders in stroke average (72.12), strokes (10,457) and rounds played (145).

For the NCAA Bryan Regional, Perras will face student-athletes from No. 1 seed Texas A&M, No. 2 seed Baylor, No. 3 seed Clemson, No. 4 seed Kentucky, No. 5 seed UCLA, No. 6 seed Mississippi, No. 7 seed South Carolina, No. 8 seed San Francisco, No. 9 seed Georgia, No. 10 seed Mississippi State, No. 11 seed UNC Wilmington, No. 12 seed Northern Colorado and No. 13 seed Bradley.

Mitchell Meissner (Rice), Blake Elliott (McNeese), Zander Lozano (UTSA), Mario Carmona (Rice), Hunter Eichhorn (Marquette), Lewis George (Central Arkansas), Jake Brown (Indiana), Matt Murlick (Marquette) and Michael Sass (College of Charleston) also will compete as individuals at the NCAA Bryan Regional.

The Top-5 teams and top individual not from a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championships, set for Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., on May 25-30.


Zach Tracy
Tracy collected the first postseason award of his career. The Houston native finished the 2017-18 season with a 72.87 scoring average and finished second among the Cougars with 15 rounds of par or better.


He posted a 70 in a dual match against Minnesota in Spring, Texas, in February on the way to a second-place finish and tied for 13th at the American Athletic Conference Championships with a score of 213.

The Seven Lakes High School product posted a career low with a 67 in the Final Round at the Cougars’ own All-American Intercollegiate on Feb. 18 at Golf Club of Houston.


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