Delavan-Darien High School senior golfers Nathan Johnson and Ethan Price have posted some low scores on the links and some high marks in the classroom.
Both were named Academic All-State honorees by the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) for this 2016 varsity boys’ golf season. Student-athletes are submitted by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria:
- 1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25,
- 2) participation in at least 75% of their team’s varsity matches, and,
- 3) are at least a sophomore in high school.
Johnson and Price are student-athletes who serve as great example to others, proving that academic and athletic successes are not mutually exclusive, according to a release from the GCAW.
The coaches association announced a record 383 boys from 122 high schools have been honored this year for maintaining high academic standards in the classroom while competing in varsity golf.
In fact, the average cumulative GPA of this year’s honorees is an exceptional 3.725.
Student’s with a GPA of 3.75 or higher have been noted with ‘High Honors’, while those with a GPA of 3.25-3.749 were acknowledged in the ‘Honor’ category. Both Johnson’s and Price’s commitment to academics resulted in a designation of High Honors.
The GCAW was formed by high school golf coaches in 1986 to help build Wisconsin’s reputation for developing quality junior players by promoting golf in our schools and communities. Besides honoring both boys and girls who succeed as student athletes, the association also selects an annual All-State team for boys and girls based on their playing ability.