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Skidmore Garners All-GLIAC First-Team, 'Freshman of the Year' Honors

Skidmore Garners All-GLIAC First-Team, 'Freshman of the Year' Honors

BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University freshman Micah Skidmore (Saginaw, Mich./Home school) was named the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Golf "Freshman of the Year" and also earned First-Team All-GLIAC honors.

Skidmore, a redshirt freshman for the SVSU golf team, excelled in his first season of collegiate competition as he has been the top finisher for the Cardinals in nine of 10 events this season. He has recorded a 74.2 stroke average in the 2011-12 season, including seven rounds of even-par or better.

Micah finished in the top-20 eight times, including three tournaments inside the top five with his best coming at the The Jewell where he posted back-to-back rounds of one-under-par 71 to finish runner-up, one shot behind the medalist.

Skidmore becomes the sixth SVSU golfer to be named to the All-GLIAC First-Team since the conference started the designation in 2000. Micah is also the first Cardinal golfer to be selected 'Freshman of the Year.'

Skidmore will travel to Jefferson City Country Club in Jefferson City, Missouri to participate in the Midwest/South Central Regional which is set for May 7-9 hosted by Lincoln University (Missouri).

Al complete list of the 2012 All-GLIAC Men's Golf teams is below:

2012 GLIAC Men's Golf Postseason Awards

Athlete of the Year:  Jay Overy - Ashland University

Freshman of the Year: Micah Skidmore - Saginaw Valley State University

Coach of the Year: Darby Roggow - Tiffin University

 

2012 GLIAC All-Conference Men's Golf Teams 

First-Team

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

*Avg.

Jay Overy

Ashland

Sr.

Grafton, Ohio

72.50

Michael Schmitmeyer

Findlay

Sr.

St. Mary's, Ohio

72.57

Trent Davison

Ferris State

So.

Rockford, Mich.

73.28

Nick Gunthorpe

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Lansing, Mich./Ovid Elsie

73.35

Micah Skidmore

Saginaw Valley State

Fr.

Saginaw, Mich./Home school

73.57

$Chris Cunningham

Grand Valley State

So.

Milford, Mich.

74.07

Second-Team

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

*Avg.

Marcus Hunt

Findlay

So.

Port Clinton, Ohio

74.07

Dillon Klein

Tiffin

Sr.

Delphos Ohio

74.07

Garrett Simons

Ferris State

Sr.

Grand Ledge, Mich.

74.21

Travis Shooks

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Grand Rapids, Mich./G.R.C.C.

74.28

Brendan Jenkins

Ashland

Jr.

Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson

74.64

Blake DeBruyn

Tiffin

Jr.

Kloof, South Africa

74.71

Honorable Mention

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

*Avg.

Gilles Medale

Northwood

So.

Valence D'Agen, France

74.92

Logan Cooke

Findlay

Sr.

New London, Ohio

75.21

Tyler Maranville

Tiffin

Fr.

Hartville, Ohio

75.21

Jack Rider

Grand Valley State

So.

Kalamazoo, Mich./Hackett

75.35

Blair Turner

Northwood

Jr.

Midland, Mich.

75.35

Steve Bednar

Ashland

Sr.

Munroe Falls, Ohio/Stow

75.42

 

* - All-GLIAC Men's Golf selections are based upon a player's stroke average in his 15 best rounds in league play, including the three rounds of the GLIAC Tournament.  All ties are broken by total strokes in the GLIAC Tournament.

$ - GLIAC Tournament medalist is an automatic first-team selection.

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