Penn State's Greg Marshalek Named Academic All-American
State College, Pa., June 13, 2000 - Greg Marshalek (Chester Springs, Pa.), a member of the Penn State men's golf team, has been selected to the GTE Academic All-America Spring At-Large Team which was announced today by the GTE Academic All-America Committee.
Marshalek was named to the GTE Academic All-America Third Team after a junior campaign which saw him post a season stroke average of 76.67 while maintaining a 3.99 grade-point average in computer science.
A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Marshalek recorded his top finish of the 1999-2000 season with a 16th place showing at the Rutherford Intercollegiate. He also fired his best round of the year during the Rutherford with a 71 during both the second and third rounds. Penn State wrapped up the season with a third-place finish at the 2000 Big Ten Championships, the best showing at the event in the program's history. In just his second collegiate meet, Marshalek shot a school-record round of 65 during the Northern Intercollegiate as a redshirt freshman last season.
Athletes nominated for the honor of GTE Academic All-American must have a 3.20 cumulative GPA and be a starter or key reserve. Voting is done by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A total of nine Penn State student-athletes earned GTE All-America honors in 1998-99, the most ever to receive the recognition at the University in one academic year. Eight student-athletes have been so honored thus far this year, giving Penn State 43 GTE Academic All-America selections the past six years.