NewsGrove City Golfer Signs to Play at MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s golf team has landed another recruit for the 2004-2005 season with the addition of John McClure.
McClure, a native of Grove City, Ohio, earned three varsity letters as a member of the Grove City Christian School golf team and was the Most Valuable Player of the team as a freshman, sophomore, and senior. He set school records for the lowest round and the lowest average.
"I am glad that John has decided to attend MVNU,” said MVNU head coach Chris Huff. "He has leadership qualities that impressed me greatly. He is a very motivated person who is willing to try new things and accomplish them. He also comes from a great family and attends a Nazarene church on our (educational) zone.”
"I was also pleased to see that John wants to get better and improve his golf game over the next four years,” Huff added. "He has a lot of great talent that is only going to get better. I can see him being a great leader on and off the golf course over the next four years. Every team needs a person like John. It will be exciting to see his accomplishments over the next four years.”
In addition to playing golf, McClure also earned varsity letters in basketball and baseball. He was a student government class representative all four years of high school, and he was selected to National Honor Society as a senior.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said McClure of his college choice. "The college has a really good accounting program, and I also think that God has called me to further my education at MVNU.”
MVNU finished the 2003-2004 season with a 100-29 overall record. The Cougars were also ranked as high as 15th in the NAIA National poll during the year - the program’s highest ranking ever. The team graduated five players from last year’s squad including four of the top five players.