June 20, 2014
2014 Patriot League Men's Golf Academic Honor Roll
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Five Navy golfers, including two-time Patriot League Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.), were among the 43 student-athletes named to the 2014 Patriot League Men’s Golf Academic Honor Roll it was announced by the league office on Friday.
House boasted a standout resume in the classroom, graduating in May with a 3.97 cumulative grade-point average as an Electrical Engineering major. He was ranked 27th in Academic Order of Merit, while standing eighth in the Overall Order of Merit which combines academic and military performance (fifth). House was a member of the Superintendent’s and Commandant’s Lists in all eight of his semesters at Navy.
He was selected not only as a Trident Scholar, but also a Bowman Scholar, two of the most prestigious scholarships the Naval Academy has to offer. The Trident Scholar Program was instituted in 1963 to provide an opportunity for a limited number of exceptional students to engage in independent study and research during their senior year. Midshipmen in the top 10 percent of their class at the end of the first semester of their junior year are invited to submit proposed research projects and programs of study for evaluation. Meanwhile, the Bowman Scholar Program focuses on students who wish to pursue a career in the nuclear Navy. The program ultimately has four components - a research project, a summer internship, graduate education and early selection the Nuclear Navy.
He was one of five student-athletes on the honor roll who posted a 4.00 grade-point average in the spring semester. Also on the list were House’s freshman teammate Connor Tallman (Lake Oswego, Ore.), Colgate’s Alex Lagowitz and Ian Lynch and Lafayette’s Josh Feinberg.
In addition to his success in the classroom, House was one of the Mids’ top players this past season where he competed in nine of the 10 team events over the course of the year and put together a 77.13 stroke average. He earned four top-30 finishes, including a 16th-place showing at the Bulldog Florida Invitational this past spring where he shot a 15-over par 159. .
Rising senior Bryce Keene (Bakersfield, Calif.), who owned a 78.05 stroke average this past season, earned the academic laurel for the third straight year, while rising junior David Won (Bothell, Wash.), who was named to the honor roll for the second year in a row, boasted a 79.27 stroke average.
Rising junior Travis Beach (Dallas, Texas), who finished his first season on the Mids’ golf team, and Tallman, who posted a 77.67 stroke average, were first-time recipients of honor roll mention.
Both Lafayette and Loyola had eight players named to the honor roll, followed by Bucknell with six, while Holy Cross, Lehigh and Navy each had five.
To be eligible for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average during the spring semester. Student-athletes representing all four classes are eligible for the award.
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