Matt Crouch, a senior golfer
at Mount Vernon High School, has decided to
stay in his hometown and attend Mount Vernon
Nazarene University to further his education
and continue his golfing career.
a native of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was named to
the Ohio Capital Conference Second Team and
the All-District Honorable Mention list
after averaging an 81 this past fall at MVHS.
Among the highlights from his season, Crouch
fired a 70 to finish tied for runner-up at
the Kent Miller Colonial Fall Invitational
as he helped the Yellow Jackets capture the
team championship with a 289 total. Crouch,
who has competed in the Ohio Juniors and the
Junior Publinks, was also an OCC Honorable
Mention pick as a junior.
"I am very excited to have signed Matt to
join our golf program,” said MVNU golf coach
Mark Stiverson, who is in his fourth season
at his alma mater. "Not only is he a solid
golfer, he is a solid individual who will
only make the campus community stronger.
Matt has a strong work ethic and a great
golf heritage. I will enjoy watching Matt
play and become one of the top players in
the conference. He also has a very good
support system and that is always important,
especially in the mental side of golf. (This
signing) was a great day for MVNU and its
"There are several reasons why I chose
MVNU,” said Crouch of his college choice.
"It has a very nice campus and the golf
program is very promising.”
The MVNU golf program finished the
2007-2008 campaign with a 70-35 overall
record. The Cougars also finished fourth in
the American Mideast Conference/NAIA Region