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GCAA Announces 2016 Team Academic Awards
NORMAN, Okla. – Valparaiso (Division I), USC Aiken (Division II), UT Dallas (Division III), Embry-Riddle Prescott (NAIA), Garden City (NJCAA DI) and Meridian (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions, announced the GCAA. For the second straight season, Embry-Riddle Prescott posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.787. A record 209 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition. “What a tremendous honor for our Embry-Riddle Men’s Golf Team to win this award for the second year in a row,” said Embry-Riddle Prescott Head Coach Kim Haddow. “Our entire program thanks you for acknowledging their academic success. Coach Mike (Haddow) and I are so proud of these young men and their commitment to academics as well as athletics. The support they receive from all our faculty and staff here at Embry-Riddle is the winning formula for them to be successful in the classroom and compete nationally in golf.” In addition to its back-to-back overall Academic National Championship, Embry-Riddle Prescott claimed the NAIA title for the third time. Garden City and Meridian led their divisions for the second consecutive season while Valparaiso, USC Aiken and UT Dallas each were first-time winners. A total of 41 teams received President’s Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better. The 41 teams to earn this distinction are the most since the Academic Team Awards program began in 2009. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. Academic National Champions Division I - Valparaiso
Division II - USC Aiken
Division III - UT Dallas
NAIA - Embry-Riddle Prescott
NJCAA DI - Garden City
NJCAA DII - Meridian President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA) Division I
Baylor
Brown
Detroit
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Francis Marion
Gonzaga
Hartford
Harvard
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
LIU Brooklyn
Longwood
Louisville
Mississippi
New Mexico
Rice
Seton Hall
South Carolina
Tennessee
UMKC
Valparaiso
William & Mary Division II
Colorado Mesa
Newberry
Northeastern State
Ohio Dominican
Tiffin
UC San Diego
Upper Iowa
USC Aiken Division III
Kalamazoo
Kenyon
Schreiner
UT Dallas
Washington & Lee
Webster NAIA
Embry-Riddle Prescott
SCAD Atlanta
Southwestern (Kan.) All-Academic Teams
(3.0 or better GPA) Division I
Abilene Christian
Akron
Arkansas
Arkansas State
Auburn
Ball State
Baylor
Belmont
Boise State
Boston College
Bowling Green
Bradley
Brown
California
Campbell
Canisius
Chattanooga
Cincinnati
Colgate
Columbia
Davidson
DePaul
Detroit
Drake
Drexel
Duke
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Elon
Evansville
Francis Marion
Furman
George Washington
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Georgia Southern
Gonzaga
Hartford
Harvard
Houston Baptist
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa State
IPFW
Kansas
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
Kentucky
La Salle
LIU Brooklyn
Longwood
Louisiana Monroe
Louisville
Loyola (Md.)
Marquette
Memphis
Miami (Ohio)
Michigan
Michigan State
Middle Tennessee
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Missouri State
New Mexico
Northern Colorado
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Oakland
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Oral Roberts
Purdue
Radford
Rice
Richmond
Robert Morris
Seattle
Seton Hall
SIU Carbondale
SIU Edwardsville
SMU
South Alabama
South Carolina
South Dakota State
Stanford
Stephen F. Austin
Tennessee
Texas Tech
Troy
UALR
UCLA
UMKC
UNCG
UNCW
USF
Utah Valley
Valparaiso
Vanderbilt
VCU
Villanova
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington
Weber State
William & Mary
Wisconsin
Wofford
Wyoming
Yale Division II
Ashland
Barry
Barton
Bellarmine
Bemidji State
Brevard
Central Missouri
Chaminade
Chico State
Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Mesa
CSU East Bay
Florida Tech
Georgia Southwestern State
Harding
Hillsdale
Lee
Lewis
Lincoln Memorial
Lynn
Maryville (Mo.)
Miles
Minnesota-Crookston
Missouri-St. Louis
Montana State-Billings
Newberry
Northeastern State
Ohio Dominican
Post
Rogers State
Rollins
Saint Leo
St. Edward’s
Tiffin
UC San Diego
Upper Iowa
USC Aiken
Valdosta State
Wayne State
West Florida
West Georgia
Wisconsin-Parkside Division III
Benedictine
Carnegie Mellon
Centenary
Dominican
Edgewood
Emory
Farmingdale State
Guilford
Huntingdon
Illinois Wesleyan
Johnson & Wales (R.I.)
Kalamazoo
Kenyon
Maryville (Tenn.)
Marywood
Millikin
Mount St. Joseph
North Central
Occidental
Ohio Wesleyan
Pomona-Pitzer
Saint John’s (Minn.)
Schreiner
Southwestern (Texas)
St. Thomas
St. John Fisher
Stevens
Swarthmore
Transylvania
Trine
UT Dallas
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster
Western New England
Whitworth
Wisconsin Lutheran
Wittenberg NAIA
Bethel (Kan.)
Concordia (Neb.)
Embry-Riddle Prescott
Keiser
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Southwestern (Kan.)
Taylor
Warner Pacific
Wayland Baptist
William Jessup NJCAA DI
Central Alabama
Garden City
Scottsdale NJCAA DII
Meridian
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Parkland
2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Named
NORMAN, Okla. – Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A total of 219 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 43 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university. Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars
Tonny Aizpun, La Salle
Ryan Allison, Colgate
Freddy Andersen, Baylor
Maverick Antcliff, Augusta
Ryan Argotsinger, Southern Miss
Chris Babcock, Washington
Viraat Badhwar, Stanford
Luis Barco, Purdue
Derek Bard, Virginia
Scott Barnhart, Belmont
Connor Barr, Northern Colorado
Hugues Beaucousin, Kennesaw State
Stephen Behr, Clemson
Jared Bettcher, Troy
William Betts, Hartford
Andrej Bevins, New Mexico
Louis Birchall, Akron
Vincent Blanchette, Gardner-Webb
David Boote, Stanford
Evan Bowser, Oakland
Brik Brauburger, Missouri State
Andrew Buchanan, SMU
Alex Burge, Illinois
John Burger, Xavier
Ryan Burgess, SMU
Lyle Burns, Bradley
Charles Cai, Dartmouth
Matias Calderon, UALR
Brandon Carlson, Southern Illinois
Giulio Castagnara, TCU
Lorens Chan, UCLA
Christopher Chu, Columbia
Sydney Chung, Memphis
Cory Churchman, North Texas
Preston Cole, Furman
Ryan Cole, James Madison
Wes Conover, East Carolina
Kolton Crawford, Arkansas
Colton Dallimore, Weber State
Yoseph Dance, Drexel
Charlie Danielson, Illinois
Daniel De La Garza, Harvard
Makenzie Denver, Rhode Island
Al Dickens, East Carolina
Jonathan Dilanni, Elon
JD Dornes, Penn State
Jared du Toit, Arizona State
Drake Duncan, Middle Tennessee
Jon DuToit, Minnesota
Nicolas Echavarria, Arkansas
Sam Engel, CSUN
Austin Eoff, Purdue
Martin Eriksson, McNeese State
David Faraudo, Texas State
Rigel Fernandes, USF
Connor Flach, Loyola (Md.)
Clayton Forren, Longwood
Collin Foster, Iowa State
Logan France, Boise State
Geoff Fry, Pacific
Nicholas Fuller, Nevada
Kyle Gaines, Detroit
Forrest Gamble, Mississippi
Seth Gandy, Charlotte
Neil Gannaway, Tennessee Tech
Ragnar Gardarsson, Louisiana Lafayette
Ryan Gaske, Gonzaga
David Germann, Richmond
Matt Gilchrest, Auburn
Andreas Gjesteby, Baylor
Lloyd Jefferson Go, Seton Hall
Wesley Gosselin, Chattanooga
Mateusz Gradecki, East Tennessee State
JJ Grey, Georgia State
Jacob Groninger, IPFW
Luke Haithcock, UNCG
Gavin Hall, Texas
Blair Hamilton, Houston
Chase Hanna, Kansas
Steffen Harm, VCU
Ryan Harris, Akron
Andrew Havill, Indiana
Josh Heinze, Michigan State
Jonathan Hewett, DePaul
Jacob Hicks, East Carolina
Michael Hines, Georgia Tech
Brett Hogan, UTSA
Wehman Hopke, Furman
Craig Hornberger, Campbell
Chris Houston, Penn State
Isaiah Huerta, Houston Baptist
Sheridan Huge, Virginia Tech
Zachary Hughes, Samford
Austin Jackson, Samford
Frederik Jakobsen, UTEP
Daniel Jansen, South Alabama
Tanner Jenson, Utah State
Seokwon Jeon, Utah State
Jacob Johnson, Oakland
Andrew Johnson, Virginia Tech
Philip Juel-Berg, Colorado
Sean Kelly, South Carolina
Dominic Kieffer, Colorado State
Will Knights, Evansville
Max Kollin, Indiana
David Kostyal II, UNCW
Emmanuel Kountakis, Augusta
Elki Kow, Gardner-Webb
Gudmundur Kristjansson, East Tennessee State
Ross Kukula, Seattle
Conner Kumpula, Oregon State
Steven Kupcho, Northern Colorado
Joseph Lane, Virginia Tech
Victor Lange, Louisiana Tech
James Lee, Rice
Josh Lee, Florida State
JD Lehman, Louisville
Linus Lilliedahl, Missouri
Thomas Lilly, UNCW
Stuart Macdonald, Purdue
Jared Magoline, Valparaiso
Jimmy Makloski, Colorado State
Nathan Mallonee, Georgia State
Jake Marriott, Augusta
Eithel McGowen, Memphis
AJ McInerney, UNLV
Maverick McNealy, Stanford
Adrian Meronk, East Tennessee State
Chad Merzbacher, Tennessee
Velten Meyer, ULM
Grady Meyer, Minnesota
Kyle Mitsunaga, Boise State
Jake Mondy, Auburn
Ryan Mondy, Virginia Tech
Angus Montgomery, Gonzaga
Austin Morrison, William & Mary
Davis Morrison, William & Mary
Hanish Nagrani, VCU
Jose Narro, Bowling Green
Nick Nelson, Marquette
Matt NeSmith, South Carolina
Charlie Netzel, Michigan State
Justin Newby, Texas State
Emerson Newsome, Cincinnati
Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State
Ashton Nix, Samford
Andrew Novak, Wofford
Zachary Olsen, Oklahoma State
Matthew Oshrine, Duke
Chris O'Neill, Michigan
Cody O’Toole, Georgia Southern
Philip Oweida, College of Charleston
Nick Pandelena, Boston College
Connor Peck, Kansas
Thomas Perrot, Memphis
Robin Petersson, Augusta
Tobias Pettersen, Francis Marion
Clayton Portz, Northern Kentucky
Rohan Ramnath, Harvard
Hunter Rappleye, Saint Mary’s (Calif.)
Ben Reeves, UT Martin
Jack Rickabaugh, Kansas State
Jamie Rivarola, Georgia
Kyle Rodes, Eastern Michigan
Eli Rogers, Utah State
Hannes Ronneblad, Texas Tech
Max Rottluff, Arizona State
Thomas Rowland, Charlotte
Antoine Rozner, UMKC
Evan Russell, Hartford
Jonathan Sanders, Washington
David Sargent, Davidson
Enej Sarkanj, VCU
Patrick Sato, Seattle
Matthias Schwab, Vanderbilt
Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville
Nick Seitz, Valparaiso
Mert Selamet, Columbia
Connor Slane, Middle Tennessee
Grant Smith, South Dakota State
Ryan Snouffer, Seton Hall
Ruben Sondjaja, Iowa State
Jonathan Sparling, Miami (Ohio)
Jimmy Stanger, Virginia
Will Starke, South Carolina
Tom Swanson, Michigan
Seth Sweet, Old Dominion
CJ Swift, Marquette
Mitch Thomas, Tennessee Tech
Henry Todd, Texas Tech
Trevor Torgerson, Oral Roberts
Ashton Van Horne, Belmont
Lars van Meijel, Memphis
Geoff Vartelas, Penn State
Dillon Vaughn, Abilene Christian
Keegan Vea, Indiana
Thibault Vieilledent, UMKC
Kendrick Vinar, Harvard
Nick Voke, Iowa State
Euan Walker, Missouri
Ryan Wallen, Wyoming
Sean Walsh, Gonzaga
Billy Walthouse, Rhode Island
Li Wang, Yale
Baxter Ward, Stephen F. Austin
Nathan Weant, Stephen F. Austin
Peter Webb, Valparaiso
Kyle Weldon, Kansas State
Philippe Weppernig, Eastern Michigan
Noah West, Mississippi
Vince Whaley, Georgia Tech
Brett White, Eastern Michigan
Peyton White, Ohio
Joe Willis, Yale
Wil Wittmann, Detroit
Benjamin Wolcott, Mississippi
Davis Womble, Wake Forest
Scott Yamashita, Hawaii
Jesse Yap, Cal Poly Division II Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars
Christopher Aiken, Colorado Mesa
Liam Ainsworth, Saint Leo
Eliott Azoulay, St. Edward’s
Barry Babbitt, Rollins
Matt Benson, Northwood
Zachery Berhost, Colorado-Colorado Springs
Brian Bir, Notre Dame College
William Bundy, Coker
Patrick Byrne, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Kurtis Campbell, Lincolin Memorial
Martin Cancino, Lynn
Kason Childress, Texas A&M-Commerce
Nicolas Daniels, Sonoma State
Taylor Davis, Lee
Robert Dofflemyer III, Lewis
John Duke, Coker
Hayes Dupree, Georgia Southwestern State
Nick Forsberg, Tusculum
Connor Froning, Lincoln Memorial
Aidan Fuller, LeMoyne
Matt Garland, Northwood
Brett Geiser, IUP
Ryan Gendron, Saint Leo
Chrisopher Gentle, St. Thomas Aquinas
Marques Gomez, Southwestern Oklahoma State
Austin Goodridge, Ohio Dominican
Tomas Gouveia, Rollins
Andrew Hall, Carson-Newman
Brad Hawkins, Tusculum
Joey Hearn, St. Edward’s
Seth Heppner, Minnesota-Crookston
Calum Hill, Western New Mexico
Levin Hoffmann, Florida Southern
Ben Hogan, West Texas A&M
Thomas Holtzman, St. Edward’s
Stefan Idstam, Southwestern Oklahoma State
Cody Johnson, Lincoln Memorial
Fraser Johnston, Georgia Southwestern State
Nicklaus Kennedy, Carson-Newman
Joel Keylor, CSU East Bay
Max Kirsch, IUP
Kyle Kolberg, Wisconsin Parkside
Brandon Lee, Sonoma State
Oskar Lundgren, Brevard
Emil Lundgren, Northern Michigan
Trevor McKone, Colorado Mesa
Clark Melton, Young Harris
Jose Miranda, Lynn
Robert Mize, Columbus State
Price Murphree, Henderson State
Drew Nelson, Dominican (Calif.)
Thomas Neve, Western New Mexico
Anders Olsson, Georgia Southwestern State
Ethan Peterson, West Texas A&M
Tyler Robbins, Barton
Chris Rogers, Valdosta State
Jeff Roseth, UC San Diego
Robert Rowe, Millersville
Joey Savoie, Saint Leo
Tyler Schepens, Tiffin
Luke Schlicher, Tiffin
Austin Schreiber, Ashland
Brandon Shelley, Florida Tech
Justin Shluker, Sonoma State
Taylor Smith, Tusculum
Tyler Smith, Ohio Dominican
Emil Sorebo, Rollins
Kyle Southard, Colorado-Colorado Springs
Harris Stevens, West Alabama
Evan Stoker, Indianapolis
Sebastian Strehl, Brevard
Matt Strube, Lee
Adam Taylor, Young Harris
Alex Thode, Lewis
Eric Thompson, Ohio Dominican
John Tidenberg, Tiffin
Zach Tripp, Colorado-Colorado Springs
Preston Tucker, Tusculum
Jakob Van de Flierdt, Rollins
MacKenzie Van Lenten, Bellarmine
Andrew Vanalest, Indianapolis
Alex Waelchli, Florida Tech
Travis Waninger, Florida Tech
Nicholas Ward, Georgia Southwestern State
Harry Wetton, Western New Mexico
Elliott Whitely, Lynn
Justin Wiles, Chico State
Tate Williamson, Northeastern State
Clayton Yamaguchi, UC San Diego
Daniel Young, Western New Mexico
Blake Young, Colorado-Colorado Springs Additional Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars (see previously named DIII Honorees here)
Aaron Abts, Guilford
Colton Bares, Occidental
Michael Barrette, Augsburg
Corey Bremigan, Trine
Ian Campbell, St. John Fisher
Stephen Colodny, Franklin & Marshall
Tyler Davis, Ohio Northern
Tanner Dixon, Birmingham Southern
Connor Dwyer, Trine
Jacob Fait, Kenyon
Jake Forbes, Piedmont
Brett Gaustad, Augsburg
Nate Gray, California Lutheran
Jordan Harlacher, Kenyon
Nick Hocker, Adrian
Ross Hoffman, Williams
Jon Hughes, Webster
Conley Hurst, Washington & Lee
Alex Koulos, Millikin
Torben Krieger, Birmingham Southern
Daniel Luftspring, Rochester
Tim Manwaring, Skidmore
Mason McCool, Kenyon
Todd McDonald II, Washington & Lee
Connor Murphy, Southwestern (Texas)
Mackenzie Nelson, Skidmore
Patrick Newsom, Birmingham Southern
Justin Onken, Webster
Sam Pastoriza, Rose-Hulman
Sam Pollock, Franklin
George Qian, Carnegie Mellon
Carson Riley, Centre
Dominick Schumacher, Rochester
Jonathan Scott, Rochester
Lincoln Slagel, North Central
Cole Sondgeroth, Millikin
Phil Stewart, Schreiner
Mason Stutler, Methodist
Frank Szucs, Stevens
Tyler Thorman, Webster
GW VanderZwaag, Rochester
Jacob Watt-Morse, Williams
Mark Wright, Wittenberg NAIA Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars
Felix Aberg, Keiser
Adam Andreasson, Keiser
Matthew Cheung, Oklahoma City
Kale Davidson, Embry Riddle Prescott
Julian Dinsing, SCAD Savannah
John Greco, William Jessup
Seth Greenwood, SCAD Atlanta
Anthony Marchesani, Oklahoma City
Sam McCarthy, Keiser
Levi Nix, Dalton State
Austin Sverdrup, Embry Riddle Prescott
Shane Wright, Faulkner
2016 Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips Announced
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The GCAA in conjunction with Golf Pride Grips today announced the six outstanding collegiate golf coaches receiving the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips. Golf Pride Grips will present the coaches with their awards during the Hall of Fame Banquet at the GCAA National Convention on December 12. John Fields of Texas (Division I), Chris Greenwood of Saint Leo (Division II), Bim Jollymour of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Division III), Kyle Blaser of Oklahoma City (NAIA), Delnor Poss of Midland College (NJCAA Division I) and Darin Pint of Kirkwood (NJCAA Division II) earned coach of the year honors for 2016. Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year were also named. Fields guided Texas to seven team wins and two runner-ups, including a runner-up finish at the 2016 National Championship in extra holes. Texas won its fourth-straight Big 12 Championship and advanced to its 10th-straight NCAA Championship appearance under Fields. Fields was named Big 12 Coach of the Year and landed three golfers on the All-Big 12 team. The Longhorns finished in the top four in 10 straight events. Fields coached a squad where five golfers finished in the top-10 and two earned medalist honors at least twice. This marks Fields second Williams Award. Greenwood led Saint Leo to its first national championship in 2016. The Lions captured three team titles this season, including the national title, and finished in the top five in 11 of 12 tournaments. The team set the NCAA Championship record for team score through 36 and 54 holes. Freshman Hugo Bernard set the championships 36 and 54 hole record en route to earning national championship medalist honors. Jollymour led Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to the program’s first NCAA Division III National Championship. The team took an 11-stroke lead after the first day and eventually won by six strokes for the title. Under Jollymour, the Stags have made 11 trips to the NCAA tournament including nine consecutive appearances and three top-5 finishes. CMS won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and Jollymour was named its coach of the year. Oklahoma City posted six first-place finishes, including the NAIA National Championships and Sooner Athletic Conference Championship. Blaser’s squad was also runner-up twice. Oklahoma City’s worst finish in 10 events was seventh. Two Stars golfers captured individual medalist honors and three earned PING First-Team All-America honors. This year’s Williams Award marks the eighth time Blaser has received the honor. Poss guided Midland College to eight victories this season. The Chapparals were runner-up in every other event they played with the exception of the NJCAA Division I Championship, where they finished third. Four Midland golfers won medalist honors this season. Midland finished the regular season ranked second in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll Kirkwood claimed seven wins this season. Additionaly, Pint led the Eagles to three runner-up finishes, including the NJCAA Division II National Championships. Kirkwood did not finish outside the top three in 14 tournaments this season. Three Eagles claimed medalist honors in 2015-16. About Golf Pride Grips:
For over six decades, Golf Pride has been the global leader in golf grip innovation and technology, from the invention of the slip-on grip to groundbreaking advancements in cord with our new Brushed Cotton Technology (BCT®) to the introduction of the hybrid category of grips. Today, Golf Pride® has laid claim to more major wins than any other grip company. More than 80% of Tour professionals choose to play our grips and not one is paid to do so. And in this age of multi-million dollar endorsement deals, that’s the strongest endorsement of all. So, whether you’re a Tour pro playing a major, a rising amateur, or an everyday golfer, you can rest assured knowing you’re playing the #1 Grip in Golf, visit www.golfpride.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride. Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award Presented by Golf Pride Grips Division I - John Fields, Texas
Division II - Chris Greenwood, Saint Leo
Division III - Bim Jollymour, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
NAIA - Kyle Blaser, Oklahoma City
NJCAA Division I - Delnor Poss, Midland College
NJCAA Division II - Darin Pint, Kirkwood Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year Division I
Northeast - Greg Nye, Penn State
East - Larry Penley, Clemson
Southeast - Scott Limbaugh, Vanderbilt
Midwest - Mike Small, Illinois
Central - John Fields, Texas
West - Conrad Ray, Stanford Division II
East - Stephen Ferrara, St. Thomas Aquinas
Atlantic - Will Johnson, Charleston
Southeast - Darcy Donaldson, Georgia Southwestern
South - Chris Greenwood, Saint Leo
Midwest - Troy Halterman, Missouri-St. Louis
Central - Tim Poe, Central Missouri
South Central - David Lynn, Oklahoma Christian
West - TL Brown, Chico State Division III
Northeast - Tom Oppedisano, Skidmore
Mid-Atlantic - Andy Tompos, Franklin & Marshall
Southeast - Dave Schreyer, Huntingdon
Great Lakes - Jeff Roope, Wittenberg
Central - Scott Proshek, St. Thomas (MN)
West - Bim Jollymour, Clarement-Mudd-Scripps NAIA
North - Barry Doty, William Woods
South - AJ Broderick, Johnson & Wales (FL)
Central - Kyle Blaser, Oklahoma City
West - Chris MacDonald, British Columbia NJCAA Division I
District I - Clark Rustand, Pima
District II - Delnor Poss, Midland College
District III - Derrick Thompson, Iowa Western
District IV - Jamie Howell, Eastern Florida State NJCAA Division II
East - Josh Williams, Owens
Central - Tommy Snell, Mississippi Gulf Coast
West - Andy Walker, South Mountain
2016 Jack Nicklaus Award presented by Barbasol Recipients Announced
DUBLIN, Ohio – Jon Rahm (Arizona State), John Coultas (Florida Southern), Addison Lambeth (Huntingdon), Peter French (Johnson & Wales (FL)) and Kerry Sweeney (Eastern Florida State) have been named the 2016 recipients of the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol. The Nicklaus Award recognizes the top players at the Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA levels. In addition to receiving the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, the five recipients will compete in the Barbasol Shootout for an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship, held July 14-17, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Ala. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 4 at storied Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio — the same club where Jack Nicklaus learned the game of golf as a young boy. Mr. Nicklaus will recognize the Nicklaus Award recipients the following day at 10 am during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club. “We are honored to sponsor the Jack Nicklaus Award and to offer the Barbasol Shootout winner an exemption into the Barbasol Championship.” said Tom Murray, President and CEO of Perio Inc., the parent company of Barbasol. “To earn the exemption, regardless of Division, offers a unique and life-changing opportunity to play in a PGA TOUR event.” Rahm, the Division I Nicklaus Award recipient, will also receive an exemption to the following year’s Memorial Tournament. Division I: A senior from Barrika, Spain, Rahm won four times this season. He became the second player in Arizona State history, and the first since 1997, to record a top-10 finish in every outing in a season as he notched the feat in all 13 tournaments. Rahm’s nation’s best 69.41 stroke average is seventh best in NCAA history. He posted nine top-five finishes and in 41 rounds shot par or better 35 times, including 22 rounds in the 60s, this season. Not only did he lead the nation in scoring average (69.41), according to Golfstat he also was the nation’s leader in score versus par (-1.78), par-4 scoring (3.93) and birdies (171) and was second in par-5 scoring (4.51). Rahm was previously named recipient of the Ben Hogan Award, becoming the honors’ first two-time recipient. Division II: A sophomore from Valrico, Fla., Coultas was named a PING First-Team All-American for the second consecutive season and was also tabbed the Sunshine State Conference Golfer of the Year. On the season, he won two tournaments and had six additional top-five showings. He also finished inside the top 14 in all but one of his 11 events and posted a team-best 23 rounds of par or better, including 12 rounds in the 60s on the year. Coultas is ranked No. 2 among all Division II players with an adjusted scoring average of 70.95. He helped lead the Mocs to a national semifinalist finish at this year’s Division II National Championships. Coultas was the winner of Florida Southern’s Hal Smeltzly Award, which is given annually to FSC’s top male and female student-athlete. Division III: A native of Greensboro, N.C., Lambeth was a PING First-Team All-American, All-Region and All-Conference selection. The junior averaged 72.37 per round this season. He shot par-or-better 14 times in 27 rounds, including nine straight rounds of par-or-better at one point. In 11 tournaments, Lambeth had two wins and five additional top-five finishes. Away from the course, Lambeth had a 4.0 GPA this spring. He was named to the Huntingdon College Dean’s List and was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar. Between his sophomore season at Appalachian State and his junior season at Huntingdon, Lambeth spent five years in the United States Marine Corps before being honorably discharged in July 2015. During part of his time in the Marine Corps, he served as part of the President’s security detail. He also continued to play golf, winning the All-Marine Championship in 2012, 2013 and 2014. NAIA: A Senior from Franklin, Mass., French won three events on the season, including the Sun Conference Championship. Additionally, he recorded three additional top-five finishes and placed in the top 10 on 11 occasions. French closed the season with a 72.17 scoring average. The PING First-Team All-America selection set Johnson & Wales scoring records for 18 (63) and 54 holes (202) at the ACU Spring Invitational. French was named the Sun Conference Player of the Year and the Johnson & Wales Athlete of the Year. NJCAA: Hailing from Melbourne, Fla., Sweeney became the first NJCAA player to win the Nicklaus Award back-to-back. Additionally, he is one of six college golfers to win multiple Nicklaus Awards. Sweeney posted two victories on the season, including the NJCAA Division I Championship. He carded a bogey-free 7-under 65 in the final round of the NJCAA Championships for a come-from-behind victory. Sweeney also posted three runner-up finishes. He finished outside the top 10 only twice in 10 tournaments. Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Winners of the Nicklaus Award include Tiger Woods (1996), Phil Mickelson (1990-92), David Duval (1993), Justin Leonard (1994), Stewart Cink (1995), Luke Donald (1999), Hunter Mahan (2003), Bill Haas (2004), Ryan Moore (2005) and Justin Thomas (2012) among many others. Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 22 major championships. About Barbasol:
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Rahm Repeats as Ben Hogan Award Winner
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 23, 2016) – Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have announced that Arizona State senior Jon Rahm is the 2016 winner of The Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta). He becomes the first player ever to win the award more than once. Rahm was crowned the winner over fellow finalists Maverick McNealy of Stanford and Beau Hossler of Texas at a black-tie banquet at Colonial Country Club prior to the start of the PGA TOUR’s Dean & DeLuca Invitational. All three finalists were ranked among the top six in all four major ranking systems–World Amateur Golf Ranking, Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking, Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking and Golfstat Individual Ranking. Rahm is the world’s top-ranked amateur according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking and Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking. He also ranks third in the Golfstat Rankings. The senior has secured top-10 placements in all 12 collegiate events for the Sun Devils this year. He is tied for second nationally with four victories, which includes wins in three of his last four starts. The senior, who carries a 69.38 scoring average and won the Pac-12 Championships by four strokes, was named first-team All-Pac-12 Conference. Last week, he won the NCAA New Mexico Regional by five shots to help Arizona State to a team victory and a berth in the NCAA Championships. Last summer, Rahm won the Spanish Amateur individual title, advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship and tied for eighth at the European Amateur Team Championship. The native of Barrika, Spain, also competed for Team Europe at the 2015 Palmer Cup, and was named the winner of the 2015 Mark H. McCormack Medal. In November, Rahm notched his second career top-10 PGA TOUR finish by sharing 10th place at the OHL at Mayakoba Classic. He also made the cut in another event on the TOUR, tying for 64th at the 2015 Travelers Championship. The 2016 Ben Hogan Award recipient will receive an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s 2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational, as well as earn a $30,000 grant for its men’s golf scholarship program. The other two finalists’ schools each will receive grants of $15,000. This year, a record $84,000 in scholarship grants will be distributed to 11 schools, bringing the total to more than $500,000 since 2002. The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the 12-month period dating from the previous award’s banquet. The selection committee is made up of two dozen leaders and experts in amateur, college and professional golf. In order to determine the winner, each committee member cast a ballot that ranked the finalists from 1-3. The award was first presented in 1990 through the Friends of Golf and Bel-Air Country Club and included academic achievement in its original list of standards. Its criteria was revised for the 2001-02 collegiate season to its current standard of honoring the outstanding amateur collegiate golfer and the award was moved to Colonial Country Club. Since that time, the winners include: D.J. Trahan (Clemson, 2002), Ricky Barnes (Arizona, 2003), Hunter Mahan (Oklahoma State, 2003), Bill Haas (Wake Forest, 2004), Ryan Moore (UNLV, 2005), Matt Every (Florida, 2006), Chris Kirk (Georgia, 2007), Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State, 2008), Kyle Stanley (Clemson, 2009), Nick Taylor (Washington, 2010), Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State, 2011), Patrick Cantlay (UCLA, 2012), Chris Williams (Washington, 2013), Patrick Rodgers (Stanford, 2014) and Rahm (Arizona State, 2015). With Rahm’s wins in 2015 and 2015, a player from the Pac-12 Conference has won The Ben Hogan Award five consecutive years. Arizona State joins Oklahoma State (3), Washington (2) and Clemson (2) as schools honored more than once since 2002. About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the#1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. 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1.    Derek Bard    Virginia        1.    David Boote    Stanford    
2.    Charlie Danielson    Illinois       2.    Mathias Eggenberger    Stirling     
3.    Alistair Docherty    Chico State       3.    Stuart Grehan    Maynooth     
4.    Doug Ghim    Texas       4.    Sam Horsfield    Florida    
5.    Will Gordon    Vanderbilt       5.    Adrian Meronk    ETSU     
6.    Rico Hoey    USC       6.    Robin Petersson    Augusta     
7.    Michael Johnson    Auburn       7.    Antoine Rozner    UMKC     
8.    Nahum Mendoza III    San Diego State       8.    Matthias Schwab    Vanderbilt     
9.    Zach Wright    LSU       9.    Robin Sciot-Siegrist    Louisville    
10.    Will Zalatoris    Wake Forest       10.    Lars van Meijel    Memphis    
 
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