Van Sickle wins Bryron Nelson award

Marquette's Mike Van Sickle at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.
Marquette's Mike Van Sickle at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Monday, June 29, 2009

Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle won the Byron Nelson Award, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday.

The two-time All-American was the Big East Player of the Year and finished his career as Marquette’s all-time leader in scoring average (71.69), victories (11) and rounds of par or better (86).

Van Sickle, a three-time Big East Academic All-Star, graduated in May with a 3.3 GPA.

Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior. The selection committee considers a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career, and his character and integrity while in college.