Article Image
Merkel has won the MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week award three times in his career.
Courtesy: Tod Fierner

Merkel Tabbed MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: February 19, 2014
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Share |

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Ball State men’s golfer Tyler Merkel has been named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week.

The senior from Evansville, Ind., owns a 3.872 GPA as a business administration major. He posted a perfect 3-0 individual record to help Ball State to the team title at last week’s Mid-American Match Play in Dade City, Fla.

Merkel was also named the MAC Golfer of the Week for his performance at the match play event. He played bogey free in two of his three rounds on the South Course at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, and none of his matches reached the final hole.

A two-time Academic All-MAC selection, Merkel earned Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar recognition last season. He is now a three-time MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week award winner.

Merkel and the Cardinals won the Mid-American Match Play for the second time in the three years of the event. They will return to action March 16-17 when they head back to the Sunshine State to host The Talis Park Challenge in Naples, Fla.

Ball State has now had a MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week recipient seven times in 2013-14. Keith Wenning (football) and Drew Tharp (swimming) each won the award twice on the men’s side, while Jenna Hague (women’s golf) won it twice on the women’s side.

CONNECT WITH THE CARDINALS
BALL STATE ALL ACCESS
Men's Golf: Sagamore Fall Preview Highlights
SL TV: Elevating Par - Tyler Merkel (Golf)
SL TV: One Drive - The James Blackwell Story
SL TV: #iAthlete - McCormick Clouser (Golf)
Men's Golf: Cards Runners Up at EYI
Cardinal Q-School: Stuck in the Rough
Cardinal Q-School: Proper Set up
Cardinal Q-School: The Alignment Drill
Cardinal Q-School: Reading Greens
Cardinal Q-School: The Knockdown Shot
Ball State All Access
http://www.meijer.com/
Meineke Car Care
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
A-1 Graphics
American Chevrolet
Applebee's
Burger King
Cousin Vinnys
Dillman's Furniture
Discount Tire
Holiday Inn Express
Jimmy John's
Johnny Carino's
Mancino's
Muncie Auto Group
Mutual Bank
Peak Property Group
Pepsi
Sam Pierce Chevrolet
Shane Co.
Tom Raper RV
Victory Honda
Village Promenade
MacAllister Rentals
A-1 For Fun
Baskin Robins
Domino's
Prime Trust
Sport Clips
T.I.S. Bookstore
TMax
Advanced Signs
Cambria Hotels and Suites
Central Indiana Orthopedic
Coldwell Banker
Cooper Tires
Deans
Downtown Muncie Red
Ford
Intrust Bank
McCoy Ford-Lincoln
Mits
Mursix
Papa John's
Reynold's Farm Equipment
Terrance Smith Distributing
Texas Roadhouse
University Avenue Dental
Windermere Place
McDonald's
Lids
Stoops
stop