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Saturday, May 30, 2009

  

Van Sickle Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon Recipient

 


TOLEDO, Ohio ? The GCAA has announced Mike Van Sickle of Marquette recipient of the 2009 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.
 
Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee?s entire collegiate academic and golf career and his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee?s good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.
 
Van Sickle, a two-time all-American who was also a unanimous selection as 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Year, is Marquette's all-time leader in career scoring average (71.69), tournament victories (11) and career rounds of par-or-better (86). He has posted 24 top-five finishes in his career as a Golden Eagle.
 
A three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star, Van Sickle graduated in May with a 3.3 grade point average and with a degree in electronic and broadcast communications. Van Sickle was named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by in 2008.

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