The Valparaiso University men’s golf team continued to rack up academic accolades on Wednesday as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic and athletic year.
A pair of graduated Valpo seniors – Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio / Carroll) and Peter Webb (Madison, Wis. / James Madison Memorial) – both achieved the honor.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds and have a stroke-average under 76.0. In addition, student-athletes must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and be of high moral character and in good standing at their college or university.
On the course, Webb and Seitz depart as two of the most distinguished golfers to participate at Valpo. The two combine to own the entire top five single-season scoring averages in program history. Webb set the program’s career scoring average record at 74.26 with Seitz right behind at 72.92. Both achieved all-league honors with Webb earning the league’s co-Player of the Year Award as a senior.
In the classroom, the duo also thrived. Both were members of the Horizon League spring academic honor roll. Webb held a 3.32 GPA in marketing, while Seitz posted a perfect 4.0 over four years as a biology and chemistry major, earning the school’s Laurel Award, given annually to the graduating Valpo student-athlete with the highest GPA.
These individual honors on the heels of Valpo receiving President’s Special Recognition for team academic performance for the sixth straight year, as the Crusaders finished with a team GPA of 3.63.