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Men’s Golf Named GCAA Academic National Champions

on August 19, 2010 by Sarah Kidwell

The Maryville University 2009-2010 men’s golf team was named the GCAA Academic National Champion for NCAA Division II, the Golf Coaches Association of America has announced.

The team members include: Brad Howell of Troy, Mo.; Brandon Monzyk of Chesterfield, Mo.; Cory Scott of Hannibal, Mo.; Eric Shubert of Red Bud, Ill.; Jesse Weller of Ballwin, Mo.; Michael Fowler of Centralia, Ill.; Paul Greffet of St. Louis; Rob Maruska and Tom Whitaker of St. Charles, Mo.; and Sam Carlson of Lake Saint Louis, Mo.

A total of 113 teams from all divisions submitted GPAs of 3.0 or higher to earn All-Academic team recognition.

“We are honored to be recognized by the GCAA for our efforts in the classroom,” said head coach Glenn Paulus. “The team always strives for academic excellence and this award is a result of their desire to learn. It is a privilege to be associated with such young men.”

This marks the first team academic award for the men’s golf program while two individuals, Nick Profancik and Sam Carlson, have amassed three Academic All-American honors.

“Congratulations to Coach Paulus and the 2010 men’s golf team for their efforts in the classroom,” said Director of Athletics Tony Duckworth. “This is an outstanding honor for the Maryville University men’s golf program.”

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