Mark Hubbard Named Men's Golf Most Valuable Player

San Jose, Calif.-----Mark Hubbard, a 2009 first-team All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selection, was named the Most Valuable Player at the San Jose State University men’s golf post-season awards ceremony.

    Hubbard, a sophomore from Denver, Colo, was the team’s stroke leader with a 72.50 stroke average for 32 rounds of competition. Fifteen of his rounds were level par or lower during the season. He had four top-10 finishes and was in the top-20 in two other of the team’s 11 tournaments.

    Hubbard is the only Spartan still representing San Jose State University in college competition this season. He is one of 10 individual entries among the 75 total players at the NCAA Men’s Golf San Francisco Regional, May 14-16, at the Lake Merced Golf Club. If he is the top finisher among the players not connected with the five teams advancing to the NCAA Championships, May 26-30, in Toledo, Ohio, the Spartans’ Most Valuable Player can continue competing as an individual entry.

    Sophomore Nick Podesta, a sociology major, was named the team’s Scholar-Athlete. Freshman Jay Myers, second on the team in stroke average and a second-team All-WAC choice, received the Most Improved Player award.