Seymour native earns golf honors at UIndy

Tribune staff reports

University of Indianapolis golfer Paxton DeHaven recently earned a pair of honors.

The Seymour native was among four Greyhounds athletes making the Great Lakes Valley Conference Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year list.

Two UIndy athletes earned the honor in the fall, giving the school six GLVC Scholar-Athletes in the school year — the most in the conference.

The league selects one student-athlete in each conference sport to be designated the GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award is based upon athletic accomplishments, both team and individual, and academic performance in the season upon which the award is based.

Each GLVC member has the opportunity to nominate one individual from its team for the award. Nominees must have a cumulative grade-point average that meets academic all-American standards (3.30), and freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible for the award. The voting is completed by each member institution’s faculty athletic representative.

This past spring as a sophomore, DeHaven helped the women’s golf team capture its fifth-straight GLVC Championships and NCAA Division II Super Regional titles and finish as runner-up at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships. The all-conference, all-region and all-American honorable mention performer notched a top-10 finish in each of the season’s final three tournaments, including a seventh-place showing at nationals.

In the classroom, DeHaven compiled a cumulative 3.62 GPA while studying sports management. She is the seventh UIndy women’s golfer in the last nine seasons to be named GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

DeHaven’s other honor was being named a 2015-16 All-American Scholar by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Four other UIndy golfers earned that honor.

The criteria for selection are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, as a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is needed to make the list. This was DeHaven’s second time receiving the honor.