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Two Oklahoma State golfers receive highest academic award

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Michelle Forsland finishes 8th, earning her a place on the all-tournament team during the Big 12 Women's Golf Championship at the Golf Club of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, April 16, 2019.

The Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award is the highest academic honor one can receive in the Big 12, and two OSU golfers were awarded the honor this year. 

Michelle Forsland and Ferdinand Muller, the OSU’s golf teams only two seniors were named as two of the recipients for this year. 

This is not Forsland’s first academic honor in her career. She is a three-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American scholar.

This is the 10th year that the award has been given out and has recognized the academic achievements of 89 student-athletes. 

To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must have earned at least one letter from a Big 12 school and retain residency for one full academic year. They must also have 100 hours of credit and no lower than a 3.8 GPA. 

The awards namesake Dr. Gerald Lage has ties to OSU as he was on faculty from 1966 until his death in 2007. Lage began his career at OSU as a professor in the College of Business Administration. In 1983 he began his job as OSU’s athletics representative with the NCAA and Big 12 Conference. He also served as chairman on three occasions. 

Forsland has yet to play in the Cowgirls first two spring tournaments due to a hip injury, but did appear in the fall. She has a stroke average of 74 on the year.

Muller has played in both of the Cowboys Spring tournaments. He finished T-10 in the first tournament and T-45 in the second. 

There have been 12 OSU student-athletes selected for the award this year.