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Soper Named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week

By Staff | May 6, 2010

STORM LAKE – After winning the 2010 Iowa Conference Men’s Golf Championships, Buena Vista senior golfer Andy Soper (Estherville, Iowa/ELC) has been named this week’s IIAC Male Athlete of the Week.

Soper captured medalist honors with a 298 (74-74-75-76). He edged Luther’s Ross Jacobucci and Central’s Andrew Townsend by three strokes to become the first BVU medalist since Bill Naughton in 1985 and the first Beaver IIAC Men’s Golfer of the Year since Naughton won back-to-back honors in 1985 and 1986.

He also played a large part in helping Buena Vista finish third overall in the team race, only one stroke behind runner-up Luther. That marks the highest team finish for the Beavers since they placed second in 2007, and it’s only the second top-three finish for the team since 1998-1999.