Senior Logan Lanier is the 2017 Jack Nicklaus Award Division III National Player of the Year as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The award capped an outstanding 2016-17 year for Lanier, who earned recognition on national and conference levels.
"Logan is not only a good player but even a better young man and I can't think of someone more deserving than Logan," Coach Lee Richter said. "He was an academic All-American so he was good in the classroom of which I'm also proud of. He's going to make someone a good emplyee one day. If every young man was like Logan I would coach till I was 100. His parents did a heck of a good job raising him. He'll be successuful in whatever he decides to do."
Nicklaus will recognize the Nicklaus Award recipients the following day at 10 am during the final round of the PGA Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Lanier is a three-time Division III PING All-American, earning first team honors the past two seasons. He has also earned Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors twice and has been on the USA South Academic All-Conference team four times. Lanier has been selected to the Division III Ping South Region three times. He was the USA South Player of the Year in 2016 and has been on the USA South All-Conference team all four years.