Van Sickle Earns All-America Honorable Mention Honors
June 6, 2007
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Marquette sophomore Mike Van Sickle was named an honorable mention PING Division I All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
To be eligible for the All-American honor, a golfer had to be named All-Region, which Van Sickle was named by virtue of his ranking in the Golfstat rankings.
This continued a long string of honors for Van Sickle, who was named a national player of the week by numerous publications and was first-team All-BIG EAST selection. He was also named co-recipient of the Frank Fuhrer III Award presented by the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association to the area's best golfer.
Van Sickle had a record-setting season for Marquette, becoming the school record holder in stroke average. He averaged 71.91 strokes per round to better the school record by 1.56 strokes. As a result, he has become MU's career scoring leader at 72.80, leading current teammate Ted Gray, who owns a 74.30 career scoring average.
Van Sickle opened the spring portion of the season winning his first three tournaments. With two consecutive wins in February in Florida, he was named Golfweek Magazine's Collegiate Player of the Week. He recorded six top 10 finishes, including a second place finish in the BIG EAST, made the All Conference first team, and was nationally ranked in Golfweek collegiate formula.
Van Sickle finished 17th at the NCAA Central Regoinals, becoming the first Marquette golfer to play in an NCAA post-season event.
He is one of only two BIG EAST members to be named to any of the All-American teams.