Meier Receives Mounier Endowed Scholarship
Aug. 23, 2010
NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State junior men's golfer Eric Meier was named recipient of the 2010-11 James and Carole Mounier Endowed Scholarship.
The Mounier scholarship was established in 2007 by James and Carole Mounier. Jim and Carole are proud Illinois State graduates who were active in Greek life-Sigma Nu and Delta Zeta. They both enjoy golf and believe the sport builds character and life success. The scholarship is awarded annually to a golf student-athlete.
"It is an honor to receive the Mounier Endowed Scholarship," Meier said. "I worked very hard to recover from a rough freshman year and had a pretty successful sophomore campaign. I am very thankful to be recognized for that hard work with this award, and I look forward to representing Illinois State again in the upcoming season."
As a freshman Meier competed in three rounds while holding a stroke average of 76.7. In his sophomore campaign, he increased exposure to 33 rounds and 12 tournaments, dropping his stroke average to 75.4. In the Kansas Invitational, Meier tied for third after firing an even-par 216 (71-73-72).
"This award highlights somebody that really brings it all on the golf course and in the classroom," head men's golf coach Ray Kralis said. "I find Eric Meier to be extremely deserving of this award, not only for his production on the golf course and in the classroom, but for his competitive spirit that he brings to so many areas of life. There is no giving up in him, from start to finish, and he epitomizes what we are looking for. He has certainly demonstrated all of the qualities that will enable him to be successful beyond Illinois State in whatever he chooses to do."
Leading into his junior season, Meier feels the Redbird golf team is ready to compete.
"There are some question marks coming into the 2010-2011 season after losing three of our five players from last year's conference squad," Meier said. "However I am confident that we will make up for our lack of experience this year with our returning players' talent and dedication. It has been a few years since we have won the Missouri Valley Championship, and I think we will have a great chance to recapture it this year."
The James and Carole Mounier Endowed Scholarship is one of 19 endowed scholarships available to Illinois State student-athletes that are funded by private donors. It is also one of the eight fully-endowed scholarships in athletics.
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