After earning All-American status earlier this spring, Rutgers golfer Chris Gotterup was named Big Ten Player of the Year on Monday.
From the Rutgers press release:
Gotterup finished the 2019-20 campaign as the top ranked Big Ten individual and No. 23 nationally with his 70.39 adjusted scoring average. Despite the season being cut short, Gotterup helped RU to one of its best years in program history after it finished with the lowest team scoring average (288.74) and highest final team ranking (86) since 1993. Gotterup set a number of program records along the way, which included season stroke average, season par 3 scoring (3.00), season par 4 scoring (3.99) and season par 5 scoring (4.57).
”I’m beyond happy to be named this year’s Big Ten Player of the Year and the Les Bolstad Award winner,” Gotterup said. “It shows that I put a lot of work into my game, and it couldn’t be possible without everyone back at Rutgers and at home. I’m so happy to bring this back to Rutgers.”
”I’m so proud and thrilled for Chris to receive all of this recognition from the Big Ten today,” said head coach Rob Shutte. “It further represents the incredible year Chris had and the type of talent he is. He is a Jersey kid who decided to stay home at Rutgers, work incredibly hard and is now seeing all that hard work pay off.”
The junior from New Jersey has had a great career so far on the banks and has a bright future ahead on the links, both next season at Rutgers and beyond.