Male Scholar Athlete of the Week: April 4-10
Ball State: Tyler Merkel (golf)
Tyler Merkel (Fr., 3.937, business) won the Adidas Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., with a 71-68-70=209. He won the event by one stroke over David Erdy of Indiana and Kent Monas of Cleveland State. Merkel helped the Cardinals to a seventh-place finish in the 16-team field. It marked the first career victory for Merkel.
The MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honor is presented to a MAC male and female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during the week's competition. The winners are selected by a group of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.