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 Alex Stinson

Career Honors
All-Mid-American Conference Second Team (2013)
• Academic All-MAC (2011, 2012, 2013)
• Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar (2012, 2013)

• Ball State Most Improved Player (2011)
• Ball State Earl Yestingsmeier Student-Athlete Award (2013)

2012-13 (Sr.): A second-team All-MAC selection and Academic All-MAC honoree ... managed a career-best 74.33 stroke average to rank second among the Ball State golfers ... led the team with a tie for 16th place at the NCAA Pullman Regional at 4-under par with a career-best 54-hole total of 212 ... matched his career-low with a 69 in each of the final two rounds in Pullman ... finished in the top 25 in nine of the team's 11 stroke play events ... tied for fifth at Ball State's Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational (Oct. 15-16) at 3-over par 213 ... was Ball State's second-best finisher at the MAC Championship (May 3-5) in a tie for 11th at 13-over 301 ... tied for 15th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (Sept. 16-18) with a 54-hole score of 4-over par 220 ... tied for 17th at the Firestone Invitational (Oct. 8-9) with a 36-hole score of 2-over 146 ... fired a 69 in the first round of the Golfweek event and the second round of the Yestingsmeier ... tied for 20th at the Pinetree Intercollegiate (Oct. 22-23), tied for 21st at the Jim West Intercollegiate (April 8-9), tied for 22nd at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 10-12) and tied for 25th at the season-opening Northern Intercollegiate (Sept. 8-9) ... managed a 2-0-1 record at the Mid-American Match Play (Feb. 11-12) ... helped Ball State to its first NCAA Regional berth as a team since 1991 and its first NCAA Championships appearance since 1986 ... made birdie on a one-hole playoff for fifth place at the regional to advance the Cardinals to the championship rounds.

2011-12 (Jr.):  An Academic All-MAC selection ... managed three top-20 finishes . . . tallied a season-low 70 in the final round of the Firestone Invitational . . . tied for 14th at the Cobra-PUMA Invitational, tied for 16th at the Firestone Invitational and tied for 17th at the Northern Intercollegiate . . . managed a season-low 54-hole total of 215 at the Firestone Invitational . . . posted a 1-1-1 record at the Mid-American Match Play.

2010-11 (So.):  An Academic All-MAC selection ... shot a season-low 71 five times -- Cardinal Collegiate, Renaissance Invitational, Bearcat Invitational, Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational and Mid-American Conference Championships . . . two top-10 and four top-20 finishes . . . managed a career-best third-place finish at the Mizzou Intercollegiate . . . . managed a 222 (75-74-73) at Missouri and was named the Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week for his performance . . . tied for 10th at the EY Invitational . . . tied for 18th at the Renaissance Invitational . . . season-low 54-hole total of 219 at the Renaissance Invitational . . . posted a 0-1-1 record in match play competition . . . tied for 19th at the MAC Championships.

2009-10 (Fr.):  Played in five tournaments . . . tallied a season-low 71 at the Xavier Invitational . . . managed a season-best tie for 25th at Dayton Fall Invitational . . . season-low 54-hole total of 221 at the Xavier Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in golf for Coach Mike Carey at Liberty Christian . . . managed a 75.4 scoring average as a junior after tallying a 72.6 average as a junior . . . qualified for the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Tournament for the second straight season as a senior . . . individual qualifier out of the Noblesville Sectional at Purgatory with a 76 . . . individual qualifer out of the Muncie Central Regional at The Player's Club with a 73 . . . posted a 76 in the first round of the state finals . . . county champion as a sophomore and junior and runner up as a senior . . . low medalist at the sectional as a freshman . . . placed third at the Huntington Invitational as a senior with a 75 . . . holds the Liberty Christian High School scoring record for nine holes with a four-under par 32.

SUMMER GOLF:  Qualified for the 2011 U. S. Amateur Championships . . . tied for 41st at the 2011 Indiana Open Championships . . . tied for third in 2010 Indiana Golf Association Match Play Championship . . . tied for ninth at 2010 Indianapolis Amateur . . . tied for 26th at the 2010 Indiana Open and tied for 39th at the 2010 Indiana State Amateur . . . tied for 17th at the 2009 Indiana Golf Association Match Play Championship . . . 2008 Indiana Junior Golf Association Age Group Champion . . . 2008 Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship Runner Up . . . three-time winner of the Indiana Mountain Dew Tour . . . quarterfinalist at the IGA Boys State in 2007.

PERSONAL:  Son of Dr. Mark and Andrea Stinson . . . one brother . . . owns a 3.698 cumulative grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . . managed a 3.404 GPA last spring . . . born July 5, 1990, in Anderson, Ind. . . . full name is Mark Alexander Stinson.

Year: Senior
Hometown: Anderson, Ind.
High School: Liberty Christian
Major: Biology
Experience: 3 Letters
Alex Photos:
Cards on Rio: Fleck Talks Olympic Golf
Johnny Watts Student Athlete of the Week
Johnny Watts NCAA Wrap-Up
Men's Golf: Watts +2 After Round 1
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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
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