WICHITA, Kan. – The Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s golf team has been awarded the KCAC Men’s Team of Character honor, the conference office announced Monday. They will be formally recognized at the 14th Annual KCAC Sport Management Conference hosted by Bethel College on August 4. KCAC Champions of Character awards are presented by IMA, Inc. and Dissinger Reed.
Jalen Jackson, sports information director at OKWU, reflected on the team and this honor. “The team has multiple members that have served and created a positive impact throughout the community,” Jackson said. “They consistently carry themselves in a manner that exemplifies the five core traits [of the Champions of Character and Live5 programs], as well as the beliefs of our university on a daily basis not only on the golf course, but in the classroom, in the word, and around the campus community. They greatly model and practice the roles of what it means to be a student-athlete.”
“I am so proud of the guys this year,” Scott Seymour, head men’s golf coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan, stated. “We are a very young bunch and they behaved and acted like a veteran group of guys. I am really looking forward to what the future has in store for this team! As a coach, one of my favorite things to hear is other coaches talking about how much they and their team respect my guys. That comes very easy to this group because they are great kids that want to win, but also respect the game.”
The team earned a 3.255 team grade point average while enjoying success on the course this year, including five top-nine finishes at tournaments this season. Activities that the team was involved in include:
- Weekly bible study
- College Golf Fellowship
- Volunteering at different events at their home course
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