MAC Announces Men’s Golf Academic All-MAC Team

Updated 5/29/2013
CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference announced its 2012-13 Men's Golf Academic All-MAC team Wednesday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of seven student-athletes were named to the team.
This year's squad is led by Ball State, who placed four student-athletes on the team. Tony Lazzara, Tyler Merkel and Alex Stinson, all Top-20 finishers at the MAC Championship and All-MAC Second teamer Joe Gasser represent the Cardinals.  Golden Flashes placed a pair in All-MAC First Team member and Top-5 finisher from the MAC Championship, Corey Conners, as well as Top-10 championship finisher, Kyle Kmiecik.    
Rounding out the team was Michael Lamping of Ohio, a Top-20 finisher at the MAC Championship. 
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
2013 Men’s Golf Academic All-MAC Team 
Joe Gasser, Ball State     
Tony Lazzara, Ball State 
Tyler Merkel, Ball State 
Alex Stinson, Ball State                  
Corey Conners, Kent State                          
Kyle Kmiecik, Kent State               
Michael Lamping, Ohio                                                                                                                  
2013 Honorable Mention 
Cameron Simmons, Akron 
McCormick Clouser, Ball State                    
Brodie Williams, Ball State            
Joe Cooper, Bowling Green 
Chris Melvin, Bowling Green       
Austin Kelly, Miami
Mark MacDonald, Miami                                              
Shawn Foley, Northern Illinois   
Nick Schiavi, Northern Illinois      
Brad Lucas, Ohio
Andrew Mlynarski, Ohio              
Oliver Holtsberry, Toledo 
Mike Lancaster, Toledo