The 2005 Missouri Valley Conference men's golf scholar-athlete team is highlighted by three repeat selections, four top-10 Valley tournament finishers and a student-athlete with a perfect 4.00 grade point average.
2005 MVC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team
FIRST TEAM, School, Yr., GPA, Major
Chris Bouchard, Evansville, So., 3.18 Engineering
Matt Brooks, Drake^, Sr., 3.17 Finance
Ty Cline, Wichita State+, Sr., 3.90 Entrepreneurship
David Dupy, SMS, Sr., 4.00 Chemistry
Nick Eilertson, UNI*, Sr., 3.65 Biomedical/Chemistry
Brian Norman, S. Illinois, Sr., 3.11 Commercial Recreation
Michael Daum, Evansville, So., 3.43 Pre-Med
Nick Pyatt, SMS, So., 3.47 Finance
Kyle Teeling, UNI, So., 3.77 Marketing
Kyle Vasel, Illinois State, Sr., 3.02 Marketing
+first-team selection in 2003 and 2004; *first-team selection in 2004; ^honorable mention in 2004
Three student-athletes were repeat selections, including Wichita State’s Ty Cline, who is a two-time repeat first-team honoree. Nick Eilertson of UNI is a two-time first-team pick; while Matt Brooks of Drake was an honorable mention pick last year and a first-teamer this year. Those three were joined on the first-team unit by Chris Bouchard of Evansville; David Dupy of SMS; and Brian Norman of Southern Illinois. An additional four student-athletes received honorable mention honors by virtue of receiving a minimum of two votes.
Chris Bouchard, Ty Cline, and Brian Norman also received all-conference honors, announced following the league championship on April 26. Those three were the only student-athletes to earn first-team all-conference and first-team scholar-athlete honors. Bouchard, Cline, Norman, and Kyle Vasel all finished in the top 10 at the league championship. Also of note, David Dupy, a senior majoring in chemistry, carries a 4.00 cumulative grade point average at SMS.
The criteria for the MVC scholar-athlete team parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for academic all-America voting. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institutions, must have participated in at least 50 percent of his team’s rounds or played in the league championship, and must carry a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale). Golf sports information directors in the conference voted for the award. A total of 14 student-athletes in the league met the criteria, with the top six vote-getters receiving first-team scholar-athlete status.
Illinois State won the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference championship, April 25-26, at the TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., hosted by the University of Northern Iowa.