May 6, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Just a week after winning medalist honors at the 2013 Patriot League Golf Championship, Navy junior golfer Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.) has been named the Patriot League Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
House was crowned the Patriot League Champion after winning the individual title with a 3-over par 219 for his first collegiate victory and was subsequently named the Patriot League Golfer of the Month (for April). He was one of two players on the roster this season who competed in all nine events for the Mids this year, where he compiled a 77.09 scoring average and finished in the top 10 twice. By virtue of taking medalist honors at the Patriot League Championship, House will represent the Naval Academy at one of the six NCAA Regionals to be unveiled Monday evening.
In addition to his playing laurels, House also has a standout resume in the classroom where he owns a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average as an Electrical Engineering major. He ranks 37th in Academic Order of Merit, while standing 41st in the Overall Order of Merit which combines academic and military performance. House has been a member of the Superintendent's and Commandant's Lists in all five of his semesters at Navy.
House is the sixth different midshipman and seventh overall to be selected as the Patriot League Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, all of which have come since 2003, joining Brain Crum (20013), Billy Hurley (2004), Chris Renninger (2007, 2008), David Miller (2009) and Peter Reilly (2011).
Joining House on the 2013 Men's Golf Academic All-Patriot League Team were 2013 First-Team All-Patriot League selection Schuyler Stitzer of Bucknell, 2013 Second-Team All-Patriot League honoree Robby Hill of Army, along with Holy Cross' Steve Zychowski and Lafayette's David Kafafian.
Men's Golf Academic All-Patriot League Team
Player Yr. GPA, Major Additional 2013 Patriot League Honors
Robby Hill, Army So. 3.58, Engineering Management Second-Team All-Patriot League
Chris House, Navy Jr. 3.96 Electrical Engineering 2013 Medalist, First-Team All-Patriot League
David Kafafian, Lafayette Sr. 3.91, Economics and Government & Law ---
Schuyler Stitzer, Bucknell Jr. 3.45, History First-Team All-Patriot League
Steve Zychowski, Holy Cross Sr. 3.20, Economics ---
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