Thursday, May 28, 2009

Van Sickle Wins '09 Byron Nelson Award

MILWAUKEE – Mike Van Sickle has been named recipient of the 2009 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, it was announced Thursday at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Van Sickle, a recent Marquette University graduate, edged four other finalists for the prestigious honor.

A Nelson Award candidate must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career and his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee’s good citizenship, as portrayed by legendary golfer Byron Nelson.

In addition to Van Sickle, this year’s finalists were joins Peter Malnati of Missouri, South Dakota State’s Trent Peterson, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Matthew Van Zandt of Texas A&M.

Click here to read the complete press release on

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

VIDEO: WGN Lexus Long Drive

This video featuring Mike Van Sickle is from this week's "Lexus Long Drive," a weekly segment on Chicago's very own WGN -- a superstation that millions of cable viewers nationwide can see.

The interview took place May 18 at Conway Farms, site of this year's Western Amateur.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

D'Amato: 'Van Sickle maps out summer plans'

Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently spoke with Marquette University graduate Mike Van Sickle. The article (published May 21, 2009), also ran in the American Chronicle.

In the piece, Van Sickle details his plans to turn professional at the end of summer, as he plans to play in a number of prestigious amateur events in 2009. In addition, Van Sickle has inquired about the possibility of receiving an exemption to play in a few PGA Tour events, including the U.S. Bank Championship held annually at Brown Deer in Milwaukee.

Next up for Van Sickle, the Palmer Cup.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Van Sickle Named MU's 'Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete'

Mike Van Sickle was named the male recipient of the Ralph H. Metcalfe Senior Outstanding Student-Athlete award Friday, given annually to the top senior student-athlete at Marquette.

The announcement was made at last night's Senior Athletics Awards Banquet. Van Sickle beat out men's basketball all-American Jerel McNeal, who also became MU's all-time leading scorer in 2008-09.

Click here for the official press release on the announcement.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Photo Gallery: NCAA Central Regional

Photos from the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Central Regional are now available on Click here to view.

A first-round recap is also available.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

VIDEO: "Time Warner Sports 32 Weekly"

Check out this feature, which aired this past Tuesday on the local Time Warner Cable sports channel during "Sports32 Weekly."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

AUDIO: Golfweek previews NCAA Central Regional

Golfweek breaks down each of the NCAA Regional tournaments this week on Check out "In-depth: Men's regionals," and also listen to the Central Regional podcast, featuring Asher Wildman and Lance Ringler, by clicking on the play button below.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pic of first pitch at Miller Park

Mike Van Sickle's first pitch at Miller Park this past Friday looked like it caught the outside corner. It came in front of 42, 045 fans who were there to watch the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs, and "American Idol" sensation Danny Gokey, who performed the national anthem.

Below is a photo of the first pitch courtesy of the Milwaukee Brewers ...

VIDEO: "This is SportsTime" with MUTV

Marquette University's student-run television station MUTV was out last week to film a couple of videos with classmate Mike Van Sickle. These were promos for their show "SportsTime." This video with sports anchor Brad Galli was filmed on campus on top of the Al McGuire Center. Check it out ...

Friday, May 8, 2009

VIDEO: Fox 6 news feature with Tom Pipines

Mike Van Sickle was recently profiled by Tom Pipines of the local Fox affiliate in Milwaukee, WITI-TV 6.

Click here to view the video, which ran May 5, or click on the thumbnail image below...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Van Sickle, Hoffman honored by SGA

Marquette senior Mike Van Sickle and Oklahoma State freshman Morgan Hoffman have been named co-National Amateurs of the Month for April, it was announced Wednesday by the Southern Golf Association.

Click to read full story ...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nelson Award finalists announced

Mike Van Sickle learned Tuesday that he was one of five college seniors to be named as a finalist for the 2009 Byron Nelson Award. Tuesday's announcement came from Dustin Roberts of GCAA. Other finalists include Peter Malnati of Missouri, South Dakota State’s Trent Peterson, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Matthew Van Zandt of Texas A&M.

Click here for the complete press release from

Van Sickle to throw out first pitch at Miller Park this Friday

Mike Van Sickle has accepted an invitation to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Miller Park this Friday, May 8, where the Milwaukee Brewers are scheduled to host their N.L. Central Division rival the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 p.m.

A limited number of tickets were still available for the game. To purchase tickets, visit the Milwaukee Brewers website or call the Brewers phone center at 414-902-4000. Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Monday, May 4, 2009

MU senior top seed in NCAA Regional

Marquette University senior Mike Van Sickle has been invited to participate in one of six regional tournaments to open the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. Van Sickle is the top-seeded individual qualifier for the three-day, 54-hole regional tournament to be held May 14-16, in Bowling Green, Ky.

Click here for the official Marquette press release ...

Van Sickle featured by Associated Press

Chris Jenkins of the Associated Press interviewed Mike Van Sickle last week and wrote an article titled, "Marquette's Van Sickle becoming PGA Tour prospect," which was picked up by numerous national media outlets over the weekend.

The article ran Sunday, May 3 on It was also picked up over the weekend by the online editions of Sporting News and USA Today, in addition to and

A video was also produced by the AP, featuring the interview with Van Sickle and Marquette head men's golf coach Tim Grogan.

Sunday, May 3, 2009's Wagner profiles Van Sickle's career as a Golden Eagle

Drew Wagner of recently profiled Marquette senior Mike Van Sickle. Wagner's story is titled, " Van Sickle eyeing future success after stellar career at Marquette."

Check out the feature, which ran Sunday May 3, by clicking here or on the image below...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Marquette Tribune: Van Sickle No. 1 sports story of 2008-09

A column written by John Borneman in Thursday's print and online editions of the Marquette Tribune ranking Marquette University's top-10 sports stories of 2008-09 listed Mike Van Sickle at the top spot, ahead of new men's basketball coach Buzz Williams and his senior backcourt.

Here is the link: