Badger Sports Roundup, April 14

UW third in Directors' Cup standings; Schuman WPGA Teacher of the Year

Schuman WPGA Teacher of the Year

University of Wisconsin men's golf coach Jim Schuman was named the 2005 Wisconsin Professional Golfers' Association of America Teacher of the Year. He also earned the honor in 2003.

"It's a great honor to be recognized by people across the entire state for the work that you do," Schuman said. "I am fortunate enough to be recognized but it's great just helping people improve."

Schuman was nominated in part for his ability to analyze four areas of the golf swing and instruct his pupils on those mechanics using videotapes of their swings.

"Everyone is gifted with a talent, it just so happens that I have been blessed with the ability to pick out parts of the golf swing and to help players reach their full potential," Schuman said.

In addition to coaching the Badgers, Schuman is an instructor at the George Vitense Golf Academy in Madison.

Badgers now third in Directors' Cup race

After adding points from men's hockey and men's basketball, the University of Wisconsin moved up to third place in the 2004-05 Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings. Wisconsin now has 626.75 points, up from 528.75. Stanford is in first with 797.75 points, while Michigan is second with 781.25 points. Texas dropped to fourth with 618.25 points. Ohio State (572) and Minnesota (527.5) are sixth and 10th, respectively. The Big Ten is the only conference with four teams in the top 10 of the Directors' Cup race.


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