UW Has Two Men's Golfers Earn National Scholar-Athlete Honors

July 12, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming men's golfersJake Hunter and Reid Lende have both been selected by the Golf CoachesAssociation of America as National Scholar-Athletes for the 1999-2000academic year.

Hunter, a junior from Page, Ariz., achieved a 3.32 cumulativegrade-point average in business administration. Lende, a senior fromLivingston, Mont., earned a 3.26 cumulative gpa in elementary education.

"Both Jake (Hunter) and Reid (Lende) deserve a great deal of creditfor the hard work and dedication they've put into their academics," said UWmen's golf coach Roger Prenzlow. "It's a huge challenge to manage thedemands of college academics and athletics. To succeed both in theclassroom and on the golf course is a very difficult challenge, and bothJake and Reid were able to accomplish that."

Hunter and Lende both played on all 12 tournaments for the Cowboysduring the 1999-2000 season. Hunter tied with teammate Mike Urbatchka forthe individual title at the St. John's University Intercollegiate, helpinglead Wyoming to the team title. Lende's top finish came at the Air ForceFalcon Invitational, where he placed eighth and helped the Cowboys finishsecond out of 24 teams.