Three Men’s Golfers Named To All-MIAC Team; Savini Named Conference and Region Freshman of the Year

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Gustavus Adolphus College men’s golfers Andrew Krasaway (Sr., Hermantown, Minn.), Chris Captain (So., Rochester, Minn.), and Max Savini (Fy., Anoka, Minn.) were named to the MIAC’s All-Conference Team that was announced Monday by the conference office. Savini and Captain were also honored as PING All-Region selections, while Savini also was named MIAC Freshman of the Year and GCAA Central Region Freshman of the Year. The conference honors are the second for Captain and the first for Krasaway and Savini.

Captain

Captain

Savini

Savini

Savini earned his four awards following his breakout rookie season. The frosh finished in a tie for third place at the MIAC Championships with a 4-over-par 220 over the three-day tournament. He was the only freshman to earn All-MIAC honors, and his 74.3 scoring average was sixth best in the MIAC – just 0.3 shots higher than the second-best mark in the league. In his first collegiate season, he helped Gustavus win three tournament titles and finish with the MIAC’s second-best team scoring average (296.6). Individually, Savini finished in the top-5 three times, and had five top-10 showings. This is the second year in a row Gustavus has taken home rookie of the year honors, as Captain earned the award last season.

The senior Krasaway finished 10th at the MIAC Championships with a 9-over-par 225 and tied for eighth in the conference in stroke average with a 74.6. Krasaway did a majority of his damage in the spring, including earning individual medalist honors at the Saint John’s Spring Invitational and a dual with NCAA Championships qualifier University of St. Thomas. The Hermantown native’s season highlight came at the Saint John’s Invite, where he shot a 7-under-par 207 through three rounds, including putting up a 65 in the first round. Krasaway’s score of 65 tied the Gustavus individual record for lowest round in program history.

Brandt

Brandt

Krasaway

Krasaway

Captain picked up right where he left off in his rookie season, as the sophomore led the team in stroke average with a 74.1, good for third in the MIAC. The Rochester product finished 13th at the MIAC Championships with an 11-over-par 227, good for 13th place. Captain had his best meet of the year in the early fall when he scored a 4-under-par 140 in two rounds at the Augsburg Invitational to finish first out of 104 golfers.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the 10th annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team for men’s golf. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the course of competition. Representing Gustavus on this year’s squad was Krasaway.

In addition to the conference awards, senior Andrew Brandt (Medina, Minn.) was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. To be eligible, for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 79.0 in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

MIAC Release

 

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