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GCAA Announces 18Birdies Team Academic Awards
NORMAN, Okla. – New Mexico (Division I), Bellarmine (Division II), Swarthmore (Division III), Bethel (KS) (NAIA), Dodge City (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain (NJCAA DII) have been named 18Birdies Academic National Champions for their respective divisions, announced the GCAA. “18Birdies is proud of the work these programs have accomplished off the course and to present this year’s Team Academic Awards,” said 18Birdies’ Founder and CEO, Eddy Lui. “We’ll continue to support the next generation of golfers as we know they will be the next leading voice to grow the game.” South Mountain posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.78. A record number 223 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn 18Birdies All-Academic Team recognition. “I’m very excited for these young men who worked diligently in the classroom and on the golf course,” said South Mountain Head Coach And Walker. “This is a testament to the type of student-athlete that we have in our program. To be recognized for their academic achievements by the GCAA and 18Birdies is an honor.” This marks South Mountain’s fifth 18Birdies Academic National Championship while Bethel and Dodge City are claimed their second honor. A total of 49 teams received President’s Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better. 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. 18Birdies Academic National Champions Division I - New Mexico
Division II - Bellarmine
Division III - Swarthmore
NAIA - Bethel (KS)
NJCAA DI - Dodge City
NJCAA DII - South Mountain President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA) Division I
Alabama State
Brown
Cincinnati
Cornell
DePaul
Duke
East Tennessee State
George Mason
Gonzaga
Harvard
Kennesaw State
Kentucky
Memphis
New Mexico
Northern Illinois
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Rice
Robert Morris
Saint Francis Brooklyn
Seattle
South Carolina
Texas Tech
Valparaiso
Youngstown State Division II
Bellarmine
Colorado-Colorado Springs
Colorado Mesa
Maryville
Missouri-St. Louis
Newberry
Post
Saint Leo
Upper Iowa Division III
Huntingdon
Kalamazoo
Occidental
Swarthmore
Texas-Dallas
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster NAIA
Bethel (KS)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ)
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Taylor NJCAA Division II
South Mountain All-Academic Teams
(3.0 or better GPA) Division I
Abilene Christian
Air Force
Akron
Alabama State
UAB
Arizona
Arkansas State
UALR
Auburn
Belmont
Boston College
Bowling Green
Bradley
Brown
Bryant
California
UC Irvine
UCLA
Canisius
UCF
Charlotte
Chattanooga
Cincinnati
Clemson
Coastal Carolina
Colgate
Colorado
Colorado State
Columbia
Connecticut
Cornell
Davidson
Delaware
DePaul
Detroit Mercy
Drake
Duke
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Elon
Evansville
Francis Marion
Furman
George Mason
George Washington
Georgetown
Georgia Tech
Georgia Southern
Gonzaga
Hartford
Harvard
Hawaii
High Point
Houston Baptist
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
IPFW
Iowa
Iowa State
James Madison
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Kennesaw State
Kentucky
Longwood
Louisville
Loyola Maryland
Marquette
Marshall
Memphis
Miami
Michigan State
Middle Tennessee
Minnesota
Mississippi State
Missouri
Missouri State
Morehead State
UNLV
New Mexico
North Carolina
UNCG
UNCW
Northern Colorado
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Oakland
Ohio State
Oral Roberts
Pennsylvania
Presbyterian
Radford
Rhode Island
Rice
Richmond
Robert Morris
Saint Francis Brooklyn
Saint Mary’s
Seattle
Seton Hall
South Alabama
South Carolina
USC Upstate
South Florida
Southern Illinois
SIUE
SMU
Southern Mississippi
Stanford
Tennessee
UT Martin
Texas Tech
Utah Valley
Valparaiso
Villanova
Virginia
Weber State
West Virginia
William & Mary
Wisconsin
Wright State
Wyoming
Xavier
Yale
Youngstown State Division II
Academy of Art
Ashland
Barry
Barton
Bellarmine
Bemidji State
Cal State East Bay
Cal State Monterey Bay
Central Missouri
Chaminade
Colorado Mesa
Colorado-Colorado Springs
Findlay
Florida Tech
Georgia Southwestern State
Goldey-Beacom
Harding
Henderson State
Illinois Springfield
Kentucky Wesleyan
Lee
Limestone
Lincoln Memorial
Lindenwood
Maryville
Missouri-St. Louis
Newberry
Northeastern State
Post
Rockhurst
Rollins
Saginaw Valley State
Saint Leo
USC Aiken
Upper Iowa
Valdosta State
Wayne State
West Alabama
West Florida
West Georgia Division III
Arcadia
Benedictine
Carnegie Mellon
Defiance
Earlham
Edgewood
Emory
Franklin & Marshall
Gustavus Adolphus
Huntingdon
Illinois Wesleyan
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Kalamazoo
Kenyon
Macalester
Marywood
McMurry
Mount St. Joseph’s
North Central
Occidental
Ohio Wesleyan
Saint John’s (MN)
Saint Joseph’s (ME)
Skidmore
Southwestern (TX)
Swarthmore
Texas-Dallas
Transylvania
Trine
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster
Wheaton
Wisconsin Lutheran NAIA
Bethel (KS)
Carroll
Concordia (NE)
Doane
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ)
Keiser
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Taylor
Warner Pacific
William Jessup NJCAA DI
Central Alabama
Dodge City
Iowa Western
Midland College NJCAA DII
Meridian
Mineral Area
Mississippi Gulf Coast
North Central Missouri
South Mountain
Southwestern CC About 18Birdies
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All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol Honorees Announced
NORMAN, Okla. – The 24 honorees for the 2018 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Players from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the 2017-18 collegiate season. The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history’s greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack 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. Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 23 major championships. The All-Nicklaus team is comprised of Shintaro Ban of UNLV, West Florida’s Chandler Blanchet, Callum Bruce of Midland College, South Mountain’s Leon D’Souza, Doug Ghim of Texas, Hope’s Josh Gibson, Nick Hardy of Illinois, UT Tyler’s Sam Hill, Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff of Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt’s Theo Humphrey, Isaiah Jackson of Meridian, Oklahoma City’s Rupert Kaminski, SM Lee of Dalton State, Texas Wesleyan’s Rowan Lester, Collin Morikawa of California, Washington & Lee’s Brian Peccie, Chandler Phillips of Texas A&M, Julien Sale of Indian Hills, Grand Valley State’s Alex Scott, Justin Suh of Southern California, Florida Southern’s John VanDerLaan, Andrew Williamson of Wayland Baptist, and Oregon’s Norman Xiong. About Barbasol:
Barbasol is America’s #1 brand of shaving cream. For nearly 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. Barbasol is now proud to offer a comprehensive assortment of premium razors. Barbasol Shaving Cream and Razors are available at retailers nationwide. Barbasol is owned by Dublin, Ohio-based Perio Inc. For more information on Barbasol, visit www.Barbasol.com. 2018 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol Shintaro Ban, UNLV
Chandler Blanchet, West Florida
Callum Bruce, Midland College
Leon D’Souza, South Mountain
Doug Ghim, Texas
Josh Gibson, Hope
Nick Hardy, Illinois
Sam Hill, UT Tyler
Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State
Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt
Isaiah Jackson, Meridian
Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City
SM Lee, Dalton State
Rowan Lester, Texas Wesleyan
Collin Morikawa, California
Brian Peccie, Washington & Lee
Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
Julien Sale, Indian Hills
Alex Scott, Grand Valley State
Justin Suh, Southern California
John VanDerLaan, Florida Southern
Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist
Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State
Norman Xiong, Oregon
Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips Announced
NORMAN, Okla. – 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 3. Alan Bratton, Oklahoma State (Division I), Lynn’s Andrew Danna (Division II), Steve Conley of Methodist (Division III), Oklahoma City’s Kyle Blaser (NAIA), Nathan Weant of Indian Hills (NJCAA Division I), and Tommy Snell of Mississippi Gulf Coast (NJCAA Division II) earned coach of the year honors for 2018. Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year were also named. Bratton led Oklahoma State to the NCAA Championship after sweeping Alabama in the match play final. The NCAA Championship was one of 10 victories in 13 events for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State’s other three finishes were third, fourth, and a share of second. They Cowboys were the unanimous No. 1 in the final regular season Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll and were ranked first in the final six polls. The Cowboys produced 30 of 40 rounds of par or better this season. Bratton was also a member of Oklahoma State’s 1995 national championship squad. Danna’s Lynn squad the claimed Division II NCAA Championship after downing top-ranked West Florida, 3-2, in the match play final. The championship was one of two Fighting Knight victories on the season. The team finished inside the top five in 10 of its 12 events. Lynn recorded a program record 285.06 team stroke average and lowest 54-hole total (826). The national championship was Danna’s first after Lynn finished runner-up in 2013, ‘15, and ‘17. Conley led Methodist to its 12th NCAA Division III championship during his tenure. The 12 titles ties the Monarch’s with Stanislaus State (now a Division II program) for most in Division III history. The national title was one of four Methodist wins on the season. The Monarchs did not finish outside the top six. Methodist closed the season ranked No. 1 in the final three regular season Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Polls. Conley was also named USA South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. This marked Conley’s fifth Dave Williams Award. Oklahoma City claimed its 11th NAIA national championship under Blaser’s direction with a 13-shot victory. It was one of seven Stars tournament victories this season. Oklahoma City closed the regular season as the top-ranked NAIA team in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll and held the No. 1 spot for five polls. The Stars were also runners-up three times and placed no worse than third in 11 events. Blaser was also named Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. It is Blaser’s ninth Dave Williams Award selection. Weant led Indian Hills to the NJCAA Divison I national championship in his first year as head coach. He led the Warriors to nine team wins on the season in 11 events. Individually, an Indian Hills golfer captured medalist honors in seven tournaments. The Warriors were ranked first in the final regular season Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll and No. 1 in seven polls overall. Snell led Mississippi Gulf Coast to its first NJCAA Division II national championship while firing 9-under for a one-shot victory. The national title was one of five Bulldog victories on the season. They were also runner-up five times and did not place outside the top four in 13 tournaments. All five Mississippi Gulf Coast golfers received PING All-America honors. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 for four rankings in the NJCAA Division II Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. Snell previously was named a Williams Award recipient in 2008. About Golf Pride Grips:
For 70 years, 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 ALIGN Technology. 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 - Alan Bratton, Oklahoma State
Division II - Andrew Danna, Lynn
Division III - Steve Conley, Methodist
NAIA - Kyle Blaser, Oklahoma City
NJCAA Division I - Nathan Weant, Indian Hills
NJCAA Division II - Tommy Snell, Mississippi Gulf Coast Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year Division I
Northeast - Greg Nye, Penn State
East - Larry Penley, Clemson
Southeast - Nick Clinard, Auburn
Midwest - Mike Small, Illinois
Central - Alan Bratton, Oklahoma State
West - Matt Thurmond, Arizona State Division II
East - Matt Arvanitis, Southern New Hampshire
Atlantic - Will Johnson, Charleston (WV)
Southeast - Travis Muncy, Lincoln Memorial
South - Steve Fell, West Florida
Midwest - Brent Nicoson, Indianapolis
Central - Dustin Howell, Harding
South Central - Daniel Hayden, Arkansas Fort Smith
West - Chris Oetinger, Holy Names Division III
Northeast - Brad Johnson, NYU
Mid-Atlantic - Sam Oglesby, Mary Washington
South - Steve Conley, Methodist
Great Lakes - Grant Wallace, Kenyon
Central - Scott Proshek, St. Thomas (MN)
West - Chris Hill, Concordia (TX) NAIA
North - Cameron Andry, Taylor
South - Ben Rickett, Dalton State
Central - Kyle Blaser, Oklahoma City
West - Justin Clews, Victoria NJCAA Division I
District I - Sandy Davis, Eastern Arizona
District II - Walt Williams, Midland College
District III - Nathan Weant, Indian Hills
District IV - Dave Jennings, Central Alabama NJCAA Division II
East - Scott Brotebeck, Mott
Central - Tommy Snell, Mississippi Gulf Coast
West - Andy Walker, South Mountain
Jack Nicklaus Award presented by Barbasol Recipients Announced
DUBLIN, Ohio – Norman Xiong of Oregon, Florida Southern’s John VanDerLaan, Josh Gibson of Hope, Dalton State’s SM Lee, and Midland College’s Callum Bruce have been named the 2018 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 16-22, at the Champions at Keene Trace in Lexington, Ky. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 2 at the storied Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio - the same club where Jack Nicklaus first 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, 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.” Xiong, the Division I Nicklaus Award recipient, will also receive an exemption to the following year’s Memorial Tournament. Division I: Xiong has set an Oregon record for wins in a season with six. The sophomore from Canyon Lake, Calif., sported a scoring average of 69.05 and has shot in the 60s in 23 of his 38 rounds. Xiong was first-team All-Pac 12 and a PING First-Team All-America selection. He has two additional top 10 finishes and has placed outside the top 25 only once in 13 events. Division II: A Southbury, Conn., product, VanDerLaan tied for first or won outright eight times his senior campaign, a Florida Southern Record. VanDerLaan has placed in the top-10 in all but one of Florida Southern’s 12 tournaments this season. He was previously named Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year and a PING First-Team All-America selection, as well as claiming the Arnold Palmer National Individual Champion Award. VanDerLaan set Florida Southern’s season and career marks in stroke average with 69.05 and 70.88, respectively. Division III: Gibson has posted four victories this season. The Grandville, Mich., native was runner-up three times and placed third twice. Gibson’s worst finish in 13 events was tied for 10th. The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Most Valuable Golfer and a PING First-Team All-America selection, Gibson posted a 70.50 stroke average for the season. He carded a school record 61 during the first round of the Adrian College Irish Hills Invitational. NAIA: Lee has become the second repeat Nicklaus Award recipient for the NAIA and the seventh two-time winner overall. The Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year and PING First-Team All-America honoree, Lee posted five victories on the year. The sophomore from Buford, Ga., posted nine top three finishes in 11 events. Earlier this year he became the first NAIA player selected to compete in the Arnold Palmer Cup. NJCAA: A freshman from Banff, Scotland, Bruce posted four victories this season. He also recorded four runner-up finishes and placed in the top 10 four other occassions. Bruce only finished outside the top 10 twice in 14 tournaments. He posted a 71.18 stroke average for the season. He was named a PING First-Team All-America selection. 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), Justin Thomas (2012), and Jon Rahm (2016) among many others. Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 23 major championships. About Barbasol:
Barbasol is America’s #1 brand of shaving cream. For nearly 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. Barbasol is now proud to offer a comprehensive assortment of premium razors. Barbasol Shaving Cream and Razors are available at retailers nationwide. Barbasol is owned by Dublin, Ohio-based Perio Inc. For more information on Barbasol, visit www.Barbasol.com.
Texas’ Ghim claims 2018 Ben Hogan Award
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 21, 2018) – At a black-tie dinner at Colonial Country Club, Texas senior Doug Ghim was named the winner of the 2018 Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta). The Hogan Trophy Award Foundation, Friends of Golf (FOG) and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) made the joint presentation. Ghim is the No. 1 player in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking, and is listed among the top eight in the other three major ranking systems. He stands third in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, sixth in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking and eighth in the Golfstat College Ranking. Last month, Ghim earned the Silver Cup as low amateur at the 2018 Masters Tournament after finishing 50th. He was the only amateur to make the cut. The native of Arlington Heights, Ill., was the 2017 U.S. Amateur runner up in an epic 37-hole final match. Ghim made his run to the final after tying for eighth place during stroke play. He also combined to post a perfect 8-0-0 record for Team USA last summer during the Walker Cup and Arnold Palmer Cup competitions. In addition, Ghim was the 2017 Pacific Coast Amateur champion and won the 2017 Sun Bowl Andeavor College All-America Golf Classic with a tournament record-tying 18-under total of 195. In college play, the All-Big 12 selection owned a 69.54 college scoring average over 28 rounds in 2017-18. He picked up three wins, claiming medalist honors at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate before winning his final two events, the NCAA Raleigh Regional and Big 12 Conference Championship. In all, Ghim had six top-10 finishes this season and placed in the top 20 in eight of nine college events. Exactly half of his rounds were in the 60s, while 18 were under-par scores. The Ben Hogan Award is given annually to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions over the past 12 months. 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 group of three finalists, which included Ghim, California junior Collin Morikawa and Ole Miss junior Braden Thornberry. The Ben Hogan Trophy was first issued by FOG in 1990 at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and also included academic achievement in its original list of standards. In 2002, the Ben Hogan Award moved to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Hogan’s hometown and the site of five of his PGA TOUR victories. At that time, it revised its criteria to its current standard of honoring the outstanding amateur and collegiate golfer. In 2005, the tradition of inviting the three finalists began. Ghim is the first winner from the University of Texas since the award moved to Colonial and is the third Longhorn finalist in the last seven years, joining Jordan Spieth (2012) and Beau Hossler (2016). In 1997, Jeff Fahrenbruch won the Ben Hogan Trophy at Bel-Air.Ghim is the first Big 12 Conference recipient since Oklahoma State’s Peter Uihlein in 2011. Ghim was presented the bronze trophy from 2017 Ben Hogan Award winner Maverick McNealy and the crystal trophy from Eddie Merrins of FOG. In addition, Ghim also received the first exemption into the PGA TOUR’s 2019 Fort Worth Invitational. Since 2002, the Hogan Trophy Award Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships to over two dozen schools. This year, $92,000 in grants are being distributed, with $32,000 going to the winner’s university, $16,000 to the two finalists’ schools and $4,000 to the seven semifinalists’ universities. Winners of the Ben Hogan Award include seven golfers currently ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR)—No. 4 Jon Rahm (2015, 2016), No. 6 Rickie Fowler (2008), No. 34 Patrick Cantlay (2012), No. 48 Kyle Stanley (2009), No. 57 Peter Uihlein (2011), No. 66 Ryan Moore (2005) and No. 84 Bill Haas (2004). Other recipients include: Ricky Barnes (2003), Matt Every (2006), Chris Kirk (2007), Hunter Mahan (2003), McNealy (2017), Patrick Rodgers (2014), Nick Taylor (2010), D.J. Trahan (2002) and Chris Williams (2013). Since the committee began inviting all three finalists to Colonial Country Club in 2005, notable finalists include six players currently inside the top 100 in the OWGR—No. 3 Spieth (2012), No. 54 Russell Henley (2010), No. 82 Hossler (2016), No. 87 Jorge Campillo (2009), No. 91 Ollie Schniederjans (2014) and No. 92 Jamie Lovemark (2008). –TheBenHoganAward.org– About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America’s Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.
Maggard Recipient of Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach Award presented by TaylorMade
NORMAN, Okla. – Corey Maggard of Auburn has been named recipient of the 2018 Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach Award presented by TaylorMade as selected by the GCAA. The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that, among other things, has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom. “It is a huge honor to be named the Strickland Award recipient,” said Maggard. “I am extremely grateful to have such hard-working players, support from Auburn administration, and incredible leadership under Head Coach Nick Clinard. I want to extend many thanks to the GCAA, TaylorMade Golf, and the Jan Strickland committee for their hard work during a very busy time of year.” Maggard is now in his fourth season at Auburn under head coach Nick Clinard, and his second as Associate Head Coach. He was a finalist for the Strickland Award in 2017 and semifinalist in 2016. The Tigers have posted four tournament wins this season, including the SEC Championship, and have placed no worse than tied for sixth in 12 events. Trace Crowe claimed medalist honors at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate and is one of nine Auburn golfers to place in the top 10 individually this season. In the three seasons prior, Maggard helped lead Auburn to as high as No. 2 nationally in 2016-17 and the team claimed 11 tournament victories. Five Tigers were named All-SEC. Auburn has earned All-Academic Team recognition all three seasons. Previously Maggard was head coach at Guilford and assistant coach at Transylvania. “I’m extremely proud of Corey and it’s exciting to see him win this prestigious award,” stated Clinard. “He’s been a huge asset to our golf program and works diligently every day to help our student-athletes be successful in all areas of their lives. His passion to help young people is inspiring and I’m very happy for him to receive this honor.” TaylorMade has sponsored the Strickland Award since its inception in 2003.
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Rank   Name - Men   School       Rank   Name - Men   School    
1.    Justin Suh    Southern   California       1.    Fredrik Nilehn    Texas Tech     
2.    Collin Morikawa    California       2.    Viktor Hovland    Oklahoma   State     
3.    Matthew Wolff    Oklahoma State       3.    Alvaro Ortiz    Arkansas     
4.    Davis Riley    Alabama       4.    Stefano Mazzoli    TCU    
5.    Shintaro Ban    UNLV       5.    Jovan Rebula    Auburn     
6.    Brad Dalke    Oklahoma       6.    Lorenzo Scalise    Tennessee     
     Name - Women    School            Name - Women    School     
1.    Lilia Vu    UCLA       1.    Maria Fassi    Arkansas     
2.    Lauren Stephenson    Alabama       2.    Patty   Tavatanakit    UCLA    
3.    Andrea Lee    Stanford       3.    Olivia Mehaffey    Arizona State    
4.    Sophia Shubert    Texas       4.    Dewi Weber    Miami    
5.    Kristen Gillman    Alabama       5.    Ainhoa Olarra    South   Carolina    
6.    Emilia Migliaccio    Wake Forest       6.    Jaravee   Boonchant    Duke    
 
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