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Five Golfers Named A-10 All-Academic

Release: 07/09/2014
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Wednesday its five Golf All-Academic honorees. Based on a combination of academic and athletic performance, the awards were voted on by the league’s golf media relations directors.

Dayton’s Andrew Steffensmeier, Mike Johnson from La Salle and Richmond’s David Germann all earned spot on the team. VCU also had two representatives, Matt Ball Jr. and Steffen Harm.

A senior from Columbus, Ohio, Steffensmeier led Dayton with a 75.86 average, competing in all 12 events for the Flyers this season. A Pre-medicine major, he was the 2014 UD Male Presidential Outstanding Scholar-Athlete and has been a SAAC rep for last two seasons

Johnson, a native of Ambler, Pa. that just completed his senior was named to the 2014 All-Conference team after averaging team-best 74.53 strokes per round. An accounting major, Johnson also was  a 2012 US Amateur qualifier and a  2014 US Open Sectional Qualifier.

German had a 76.10 scoring average and tied for 3rd at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship, helping the Spiders to a second place finish. A sophomore business administration major from Clayton, N.C., he competed in seven tournaments for Richmond this year.

Harm, the other sophomore in the group, had a stroke average of 75.28 and recorded a sixth-place finish at the ODU/OuterBanks Collegiate. A Mechanical engineering major from Gerlingen, Germany, he was a VCU Dean's List member each semester.

Ball, a Richmond native, placed seventh at the A-10 Championship and recorded five top-10 finishes this season. A senior Business/Real Estate major, he was named a 2013 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar

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