Bogstrand, Herbst named as college golf All-America Scholars

Vilhelm Bogstrand (above) and teammate Logan Herbst have been named as Division II men's golf All-America Scholars.
Vilhelm Bogstrand (above) and teammate Logan Herbst have been named as Division II men's golf All-America Scholars.

NORMAN, Okla. (July 24, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian seniors Vilhelm Bogstrand and Logan Herbst have been named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar list for NCAA Division II, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.

Bogstrand and Herbst were among 57 Division II players to earn the honor. Both OC players did so for the second straight year.

To qualify, a player must be a junior or senior academically, have competed in at least three full collegiate seasons, participate in at least 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds or play in the NCAA Championship, have a stroke average under 78.0 and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients also must be of high moral character and in good standing at his college or university.

Bogstrand, from Oslo, Norway, carried a 3.38 grade-point average in business management while Herbst, from Fairview, had a 3.48 GPA in sports, wellness and recreation management.

"Logan and Vilhelm were both great examples of what it means to be a student-athlete,” OC coach David Lynn said. “They excelled on the course and in the classroom. Considering how much class they have to miss for golf tournaments, I am extremely excited to see them recognized with this honor.”

Bogstrand, a second-team All-Heartland Conference selection, finished fourth in the league in stroke average at 73.50 and was the medalist as the Eagles won the National Christian College Athletic Association Championship last fall. The three-time All-America selection had six top-10 finishes during the 2012-13 campaign. His scoring average was tied for 49th in Division II.

Bogstrand twice was named as the Heartland player of the week and also received NCCAA student-athlete of the week honors two times.

Herbst was a second-team all-conference pick and also made the PING Division II South Central All-Region team. He finished fifth in the conference with a 73.52 stroke average, ranking him 52nd in Division II. Herbst also had six top-10 finishes during 2012-13, highlighted by a fourth-place showing in the San Antonio Shoot-Out to open the spring season.

He was named as the NCCAA student-athlete of the week once and finished his career as a four-time All-America honoree.

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