Collet Earns Elbert Player of the Year Award
Tyler Collet, a graduating senior from Cross Lanes, West Virginia, has set the bar very high. For the third year in a row, he has earned the Professional Golf Management program’s Elbert Award.
The award is given to an outstanding PGM student each year based on a point system. Points are distributed based on how well students play throughout the year at tournaments and games. The previous recipients of this award include Dustin Riggs (2011-12) and Mikal Harpster (2013-14). Collet has earned the award for 2014-15 and 2015-16 as well as the immediate past academic year.
A small monetary award accompanies the honor, along with a crystal trophy, which were presented at an awards event in the spring.
This distinguished decoration was renamed by EKU's PGA Golf Management staff to honor Dr. Norbert Elbert, former chair and professor in EKU's Management, Marketing, and International Business department. Prior to the renaming, the award was referred to as The PGA Golf Management Player of the Year Award. “Dr. Elbert loves the game of golf and is an avid player. Naming our Player of the Year Award after him was a perfect fit!” summarized Kim Kincer, program director. The PGA Golf Management program became an option at the School of Business in 2006.
Kincer went on to say, “Dr. Elbert worked very hard to convince people on campus about the value of a PGA Golf Management program. His persistence paid off, and his vision became reality. The PGA Golf Management staff and our students are here at EKU because of his vision. He has left a legacy that will enable students to realize the dream of becoming a PGA member.”
Published on September 21, 2017