EWC Golf team finishes 2nd in the region, Waxler headed to Nationals

Friday, May 4th, 2012 • 8:16 am

The Eastern Wyoming College Golf team has a great season and finished in 2nd place in Region IX behind Trinidad State. 
Zach Waxler, sophomore, Riverton, WY placed 9thin the district which includes Regions 9, 1 and 18. He qualified for the NJCAA National championship that will be held May 15-18 in Newton, KS. Waxler also was First Team All-Region. Mike Yost, sophomore, Torrington, WY placed 8thand Second Team All-Region. Robbie Shipp, freshman, Saratoga, WY was one point behind Mike for 9th place. Michael Martinez, sophomore, Torrington, WY is Academic All-Region and Academic All-American. Also on the team were, Dylan Wisroth, sophomore, Torrington, WY, Wacey Lym, freshman, Evanston, WY, Cayl Carpenter, freshman, Casper, WY and Nate Schelling, freshman, Gillette, WY.
“ I am extremely proud of this group of young men.  We have some amazing stories of second chances, walk-ons, two-sport athletes, academic accomplishments and athletic improvement on this team.  I’m not sure what I’m most impressed with… Zach Waxler winning region IX and qualifying for nationals, Mike Martinez becoming an Academic All-American, Mike Yost joining our team one week into his freshmen year and ending up a second-team all region performer, or Wacey Lym playing and contributing to both the Men’s Golf Team and the Men’s Basketball team. Every student athlete on this team has a great success story or has started a great success story,“ shared Coach Jones.
Jones also added “golf is very much an individual sport but this group did a great job of growing together and helping each other accomplish great things in the classroom, on the course, and especially in life.  As a coach you go through a lot of emotions… this is one of those times that you get done with all the stresses of a long season and just sit back and smile.  This was a great group of student athletes, I look forward to having the freshmen back and I will miss the sophomores!  I especially want to thank the parents of these young men and tell you that you have a lot to be proud of!”
For more information about the golf program at EWC, contact Casey Jones at 307.532.8246 or casey.jones@ewc.wy.edu.

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