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CLEVELAND -- Sophomore Tanner Johnson (Venetia, Pa.), sophomore Zach Mandry (Solon, Ohio) and senior Ben Sattler (Liberty Township, Ohio) represented Ohio men's golf on the 2019 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, as announced by the league office today.
A total of 30 student-athletes across MAC men's golf were named to this year's squad.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.
A marketing major, Johnson earned Academic All-MAC recognition for the first time in his career. He competed in 10 of the 11 tournaments on Ohio's 2018-19 schedule, averaging a 74.75 over 24 rounds (1,794 strokes). Johnson shot a career-best 70 (-1) in the first round of the 2018 Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational (Sept. 10-11). He recorded the best finish of his career at the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships (April 26-28), tying for 26th with a 152 (+8) after posting round scores of 75 (+3) and 77 (+5).
A finance major, Mandry also earned Academic All-MAC honors for the first time in his career. He competed in all 11 tournaments in 2018-19, averaging a 75.31 over 26 rounds (1,958 strokes) to rank fourth on the team. Mandry earned the best finish of his collegiate career to date at the Phoenix Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-16), finishing in a tie for ninth with a career-best 211 (-2) by following up a first-round 69 (-2; tied career-best round) with a 71 (E) in the second and another 71 (E) in the third. His performance at the Phoenix Intercollegiate helped the Bobcats earn a runner-up finish with a combined team score of 848 (-4) -- the second-best three-round total in program history.
A finance major, Sattler closed out his collegiate career by earning Academic All-MAC recognition for the third year in a row. He competed in all 11 tournaments in 2018-19, averaging a 74.12 over 25 rounds (1,853 strokes) to rank second on the team. Sattler tied for eighth place with a 220 (+4) to lead the way for Ohio at the 2018 Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (Oct. 8-9), following up a first-round 76 (+4) with two rounds of 72 (E) to post his best finish of the year and earn MAC Co-Golfer of the Week honors. Sattler carded rounds of 75 (+4), 67 (-4; career-best round) and 70 (-1) to finish with a career-best 212 (-1) at the Phoenix Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-16).
Ohio completed its first season under the direction of first-year head coach Carter Cheves in 2018-19. Cheves guided the Bobcats to three-top five finishes.