State coaches recognize Porath, Kluge of New London
The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin recently announced that Sam Porath and Dillon Kluge of New London High School are Academic All-State honorees for the boys’ golf season.
Students are submitted by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria: 1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25, 2) participation in at least 75 percent of their team’s varsity matches, and 3) are at least a sophomore in high school.
New London High School Athletic Director Brian Yerkey said, “This is just one more honor that coaches, teachers, parents, athletes, and fans can be proud of. Congratulations to Sam Porath and Dillion Kluge for their commitment to being true student athletes.”
“Both Sam and Dillon are student-athletes who serve as a great example to others, proving that academic and athletic successes are not mutually exclusive,” said Bob Sullivan, GCAW Academic All-Star Chair.
The coaches association announced that a record 365 boys from 126 high schools were honored this year for maintaining high academic standards in the classroom while competing in varsity golf. In fact, the average cumulative GPA of this year’s honorees is an exceptional 3.720.
The GCAW was formed by high school golf coaches in 1986 to help build Wisconsin’s reputation for developing quality junior players by promoting golf in our schools and communities.
Besides honoring both boys and girls who succeed as student athletes, the association also selects an annual All-State team for boys and girls based on their playing ability.