BALL, HARM BAG A-10 ACADEMIC HONORS

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU's Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) and Steffen Harm (Gerlingen, Germany) may be keeping more than clubs in their golf bags. The duo has been busy with the books as well.

Ball and Harm were named to the Atlantic 10 Conference's Men's Golf All-Academic Team Tuesday. The Rams were the only A-10 school to land two players on the five-man team. Dayton's Andrew Steffensmeier, La Salle's Mike Johnson and David Germann of Richmond rounded out the fivesome.
 
It's not the first notable academic honor for Ball, who was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar in 2013. Ball earned a spot on the 2014 All-Atlantic 10 Team in April when his seventh-place finish helped lift VCU to its first conference title since 2009. He averaged 74.16 strokes per round in 11 tournaments during the 2013-14 season.
 
In four years, Ball crafted a 3.4 grade-point-average. In May, he received his bachelor's degree in real estate from VCU's Snead School of Business.
 
A sophomore, Harm placed 21st at the A-10 Championship this year and recorded a top-10 finish in VCU's win at the ODU/Outer Banks Collegiate in October.
 
Harm has earned four Dean's List citations as a Ram and is carrying at 3.994 GPA. He is majoring in mechanical engineering.
 
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