July 22, 2009
Van Sickle blog site
MILWAUKEE - Recent Marquette University graduate Mike Van Sickle has been named a Cleveland Golf All-American scholar for the second consecutive year by the Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA).
Van Sickle, recipient of this year's Byron Nelson Award, was one of two All-Americans (Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech) to be honored by the GCAA. He led NCAA Division I in scoring average (70.00) this past season, among other statistical categories, and graduated from MU in May with a 3.3 cumulative grade point average. Van Sickle earned his degree in broadcast and electronic communications.
Arguably the most decorated golfer in Marquette history, Van Sickle posted five of his school-record 11 tournament wins during the 2008-09 campaign and earned an at-large bid to compete in his third NCAA Division I Central Regional Championship.
All-America Scholars must have a stroke average under 76.0, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, and be of high moral character. A total of 108 golfers in NCAA Division I earned a spot on this year's list. A player must be a junior or senior in college, have completed at least two full years at the collegiate level, and participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive round or compete in the NCAA Championship.