The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recently announced its men’s golf awards and a pair of Gustavus Adolphus players were recognized by the league. First-year A.J. Olson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been named MIAC Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year. Olson had a 75.4 scoring average this season while playing on the Gustavus varsity team with a top finish of eight place (out of 84) at the Bobby Krig Invitational. He posted rounds of 72,73,73,74 during the spring season.
Saint John’s University sophomore Joe Schoolmeesters was recognized as the MIAC Player of the Year, while Johnnies head coach Bob Alpers was named MIAC Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career.
In addition, Erik Tone (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) was named to the Men’s Golf All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. Tone posted a team-low scoring average of 75.2 in 21 rounds and finished as runner-up medalist at both the MIAC Championships and the Bobby Krig Invitational.
Gustavus finished second at last fall’s MIAC Championships to eventual NCAA Division III National Champion Saint John’s.