Five athletic programs from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
A strong emphasis on success in the classroom has long been a cornerstone of the Valparaiso University men’s golf program under head coach Dave Gring. Two Crusaders added to the program’s long-standing tradition of receiving academic accolades on Wednesday as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its Scholar-Athlete teams.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team rounded out the 2017-18 season on Tuesday at Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The Crusaders exceeded expectations in their first MVC Championship, finishing two spots higher than predicted in the Pre-Championship Poll of the conference’s head coaches.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team competed in its first day of MVC Championship activity at Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Monday. The Crusaders posted the second-best Round 2 score in the nine-team field behind only tournament leader Bradley. Mitchell Wittmann is tied for fifth in the 45-player tournament.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team was slated to make its annual appearance in the Wright State Invitational on Sunday and Monday, but inclement weather has caused the host Raiders to cancel the event.
Valparaiso University men’s golf coach Dave Gring has announced the addition of veteran golf instructor, coach and teacher Ron Gring to the team’s coaching staff as an assistant. Ron Gring, an accomplished professional golfer during his playing career, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and numerous accomplishments and accolades to his role on Valpo’s staff.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team turned in a team score under 300 for the second consecutive day, posting a 297 in the final round of the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate on Sunday. The Crusaders finished the event, which was hosted by Illinois State at Weibring Golf Course in Normal, Ill., with a 54-hole score of 915 (+63), placing 11th of 17 in the team standings. The teams battled the elements, as the third round was played through snow flurries, strong winds and cold temperatures.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team had an impressive showing in the second round of the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate on Saturday at Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. The Crusaders trimmed 24 strokes off their team score from the opening round with a 297 in Round 2, one of six teams in the 17-team field to go sub-300 in the second round.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team completed the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate on Tuesday with the third and final round of the event, which was hosted by Missouri State at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Mo. The Crusaders climbed into ninth in the team standings with their Round 3 performance.