(UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced its Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for the 2017-18 season, and four members of the University of Wyoming men’s golf team earned the honor. The four Cowboys named All-America Scholars were: Arron Lickteig, John Murdock, Quintin Pope and Glenn Workman.
Wyoming’s four individuals were the second most of any team in the country. Only Georgia State, with five individuals selected, had more. The Cowboys lead all Mountain West schools with four honorees.
Lickteig is a petroleum engineering major. Murdock and Pope are both business management majors, and Workman is a finance and economics major. Lickteig, Pope and Workman all completed their final year of competition as seniors in the 2017-18 season. Murdock was a junior in 2017-18.
In order to be selected a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, a student-athlete must: be a junior or senior academically; compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level; participate in 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds; have a stroke average under 76.0 at the Division I level, under 78.0 at the Division II or NAIA level and under 79.0 at the Division III level; and achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.20. Recipients must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at their university.
“To have four individuals achieve at this level academically is something we really take pride in as a program,” said Joe Jensen, University of Wyoming Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach. “It takes a lot of dedication by our young men to both compete at a high level on the golf course and at the same time achieve at a high level academically.
“I am very appreciative of all the effort that our academic counseling staff puts into assisting our student-athletes. With all the travel involved in our sport, I also am extremely thankful to the faculty who work with us to allow our players to take tests early or have tests proctored on the road. That allows us to compete at top tournaments around the country, while at the same time making sure our players are keeping up with their academic requirements.
“When you establish a culture like we have, the younger players learn from the older players what is expected of them both academically and athletically.
“I couldn’t be prouder of this outstanding accomplishment by Arron (Lickteig), John (Murdock), Glenn (Workman) and Quintin (Pope). For Arron, Glenn and Quintin, I wish them all the best in their futures now that they have graduated, and for John, I am thrilled that he has one more year remaining as a member of the Wyoming Golf program.”