Schaake earns Big Ten Player of the Year

Alex Schaake picked up the Big Ten's most prestigious honor on Tuesday.

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Schaake earns Big Ten Player of the Year

Iowa's Alex Schaake drives during a tournament at the Donald Ross Course at the Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Iowa's Alex Schaake drives during a tournament at the Donald Ross Course at the Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Joseph Cress

Iowa's Alex Schaake drives during a tournament at the Donald Ross Course at the Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Joseph Cress

Joseph Cress

Iowa's Alex Schaake drives during a tournament at the Donald Ross Course at the Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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Iowa men’s golf junior Alex Schaake was the Big Ten’s best golfer this past season, earning Big Ten Men’s Golf Player of the Year honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

Shaake became the third Iowa golfer to win the honor, joining Brad Klapprott in 1992 and Vince India in 2011. The trio also earned the Les Bolstad Award, which is given to the golfer with the lowest stroke average throughout the season. Schaake led the conference with a stroke average of 70.81.

Schaake also earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a unanimous selection.

“Alex is a very deserving recipient of this award,” Iowa head coach Tyler Stith said in a release. “I am proud of him. It represents his yearling consistency of strong performances.”

Schaake carded five top-10 finishes on the season, tying for first at the Hawkeye Invitational with a 54-hole score of 199 (14-under). He also posted a 10-under 203 at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic during the fall season, which is the second-best score in school history.

In addition to Schaake’s awards, junior Benton Weinberg earned a spot on the All-Big Ten second team, while senior Aaron DeNucci represented Iowa for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

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