ECU Men's Golf And Tennis Earn C-USA Academic Award
July 20, 2010
IRVING, Texas - The East Carolina men's golf and men's tennis programs have earned the 2010 Conference USA Sport Academic Award, according to an announcement from league Commissioner Britton Banowsky on Tuesday. It is the third consecutive year in which the men's golf program has received the award. Additionally, Rice was named the C-USA Institutional Excellence Award winner for the fifth straight year.
The Sport Academic Award is given to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest grade point average for the current academic year. The Institutional Excellence Award is given to the league university with the highest grade point average during the current academic year for all student-athletes in conference-sponsored sports.
Leading the way for ECU's men's golf team, which posted a 3.261 GPA, was sophomore David Watkins, who was a Conference USA All-Academic selection with a cumulative 3.60 GPA as a business administration major. Junior Warren Straub was also named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. Seniors Tripp Brizendine and Matt Sterling received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic medal for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.
For the men's tennis team, junior Jaroslav Horvath was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team for a second straight season. A five-time member of the East Carolina's Director of Athletics Honor Roll, Horvath owns a 3.98 GPA in economics. Massimo Mannino, Ely Khoury and Horvath also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal. The men's tennis team finished the year with a GPA of 3.533.
Seven men's golfers and nine men's tennis players were named to the 2009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.