UVU golf: Wolverine men's golf places 10 on ASC All-Academic Team

By Kellen Hiser

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, July 3 2013 4:49 p.m. MDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The America Sky Men's Golf Conference announced Wednesday its 2012-13 All-Academic team and 10 Utah Valley University golfers made the cut.

Senior Joey Olson earned academic recognition for the third straight year while sophomores Michael Dart, Brayden Eriksen and Clark Fredrickson, and junior Stratton Schulz saw their names listed for the second consecutive season.

Appearing on the academic all-conference team for the first time in their careers were sophomores Cody Anderson, Dane Christensen and Noah Cook, as well as freshmen Corey Eccles and Nick Smart.

To be eligible for the America Sky All-Academic Team, student-athletes must post a grade point average of 3.2 or better during the academic year.

"Time management is vital for student-athletes, and these 50 young men have proven they have found the right balance between academics and their sport," America Sky Commissioner Ed Grom said. "Each America Sky institution is well represented on the team, and the athletes, their coaches and their administrations are to be commended."

Sacramento State's Ryan Williams was named America Sky Scholar-Athlete of the Year after posting a 3.51 GPA and representing CSUS at the NCAA Tournament.

Twelve institutions comprise the America Sky Men's Golf Conference: Binghamton, CSU Bakersfield, Chicago State, Hartford, Houston Baptist, North Dakota, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, Southern Utah, Texas-Pan American, Utah Valley and Weber State.

UVU men's golf will compete in the WAC in 2013-14.

Kellen Hiser is sports information assistant at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.