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Jerry Haas of Wake Forest Recipient of Labron Harris Sr. Award
NORMAN, Okla. – Jerry Haas, Head Men’s Golf Coach at Wake Forest and a member of the Carolinas PGA Section, was named winner of the Labron Harris Sr. Award presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America in cooperation with The PGA of America. PGA of America President Suzy Whaley presented the award at the GCAA National Convention. The Harris Award is presented to the college or high school coach and Class A PGA Professional whose support of the game through teaching, coaching and involvement in the community has helped ensure the continued growth of the game of golf and who represents the finest qualities the game has to offer. “I am very honored and very excited to receive the Labron Harris Sr. Award as a PGA of America member and college golf coach,” said Haas. “Coaching has been my life. I can’t thank everyone enough for this tremendous honor. I am a proud member of the PGA of America and look forward to serving the coaches in representing this tremendous profession.” Haas is in his 22nd season as head coach at Wake Forest. Haas rebuilt his alma mater back into a perennial contender for ACC and NCAA championships. The Deacons have finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships three times since 2001. Under Haas Wake Forest has been a fixture in the national ranking, including a No. 1 ranking in 2001. Over the last 14 years, the Deacons have won 22 tournaments, including three NCAA regionals. During Haas’ tenure as head coach, Wake Forest has produced 31 All-ACC selections and 19 individual tournament champions. In addition, Bill Hass was a three-time PING First-Team All-America selection, the 2003 and ‘04 ACC Player of the Year, winner of the 2004 Ben Hogan Award, and represented the United States in two Arnold Palmer Cups. A standout player as a collegian, when he was as four-time PING All-America selection and played in the 1985 Walker Cup, Haas has continued to play, as time allows, during his coaching tenure. He qualified for the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black and the 2006 PGA Championship at Medina. Haas won the 2012 South Carolina Open. He played his first Champions Tour event in September of 2013 and qualified for the U.S. Senior Open, his first senior open. He twice has won the Carolinas Open, including becoming the event’s oldest winner, at age 54, this past summer. Haas also runs one of the biggest junior camps in the country, having over 150 campers go to play at the Division I level throughout the 22 years of the camp. Jerry and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Winston-Salem. They have two children, Percy and Kyle. Haas follows in the footsteps of past Labron Harris Award recipients Jay Hardwick (Virginia Tech/Middle Atlantic PGA Section), Devon Brouse (Purdue/Indiana PGA Section), the late Rod Myers (Duke/Carolina PGA Section), Herb Page (Kent State/Northern Ohio PGA Section), Jim Brown (Ohio State/Southern Ohio PGA Section), Pat Owen (U.S. Naval Academy/Middle Atlantic PGA Section), Rick Pohle (Williams College/Northeastern New York PGA Section), John Bermel (Northern Iowa/Iowa PGA Section), Pat Goss (Northwestern/Illinois PGA Section), Mike Small (Illinois/Illinois PGA Section), Mike Mayer (Indiana/Indiana PGA Section), Puggy Blackmon (South Carolina/Carolinas PGA Section), Harry Hammond (West Chester/Philadelphia PGA Section), and Scott Cartwright (Cal Poly/Southern California PGA Section).
Trio Set for 2018 GCAA Hall of Fame Inductions
NORMAN, Okla. – The GCAA will induct three coaches - Walter Bourne of Princeton, Mike Hagen of Arkansas State and Indian Hills, and John Reis, retired coach at Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati and long-time USGA Rules official, in its 2018 Hall of Fame Class. The trio will be officially inducted at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet Monday, Dec. 3 in Las Vegas. One of the pioneering college golf coaches and the first coach at Princeton, Bourne directed the Tiger golf program from 1928-42. Princeton captured five NCAA titles in 1928-30, ‘37, and 40 and Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships in 1928, ‘30, ‘38-39. His teams posted a 124-24-1 dual record. Hagen is in his fourth season at Arkansas State. During his four years at the helm of the program, the Red Wolves have won 12 tournament championships, including a school-record six in 2016 that were also the second most in the nation that season. He was Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year in 2016. Hagen came to Arkansas State after 10 seasons at Indian Hills Community College, where he also served as athletics director. Hagen led the Warriors to four NJCAA National Championships over a five-year span from 2011-15. He also led Indian Hills to eight District III Championships and 59 tournament wins. Hagen was a three-time recipient of the NJCAA Division I Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award and was inducted in the NJCAA Golf Hall of Fame in 2014. Warrior golfers earned 12 PING All-America selections, five All-Freshmen nods, and two Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Awards during his tenure. Hagen has also been active serving on multiple committees for the GCAA and NJCAA. Reis began his coaching career at Northern Kentucky, where he spent 1993-96. The Norse twice qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships during his tenure. In the fall of 1996 Reis took the coaching reins at Cincinnati for five seasons. The latter three seasons he concurrently served as Bearcats women’s coach. During this time Reis also became involved with the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association, serving on its board of directors from 1994-2003 and as executive director 2003-14. Also a highly regarded Rules of Golf official, Reis has officiated at 49 USGA Championships, 42 NCAA National Championships, and numerous NCAA Regional and conference championships, as well as regular season events. Additionally, he has refereed eight Arnold Palmer Cups and currently serves as Rules Co-Chair when the matches are conducted in the United States.
Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars Named
NORMAN, Okla. – Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status including 273 in Division I, 127 in Division II and 24 in NAIA. Additionally, 62 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf 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, 78.0 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 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars Ben Albin, Notre Dame
Erick Alonso, Loyola (MD)
Val Almendarez III, Houston Baptist
Eric Ansett, Lipscomb
Jacob Appleby, Akron
AJ Armstrong, Washington State
Runar Arnorsson, Minnesota
Samuel Aronoff, William & Mary
Braden Bailey, Baylor
Shintaro Ban, UNLV
Brandon Baumgarten, UC Davis
Bradley Bawden, Memphis
Davis Baxter, Cincinnati
George Baylis, Akron
James Beckner, Middle Tennessee
Will Bernstein , Yale
Brennan Bogdanovich, Mercer
Daniel Booker, Belmont
Jordan Boulton, Longwood
Beau Breault, Eastern Michigan
Beau Briggs, Ole Miss
Jake Brown, Indiana
Jared Brown, Eastern Kentucky
Connor Bruns, Furman
Hayden Buckley, Missouri
Nick Budd, Georgia State
Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
Blair Bursey, Utah Valley
Andy Butler, Villavova
Joseph Cansler, UNCG
Aurian Capart, Harvard
Sean Carlon, New Mexico
Mario Carmona, Rice
Brad Carpenter, Missouri State
Matt Carter, USC Upstate
Blake Cartwright, Morehead State
Alessandro Caselli, Francis Marion
Henry Cassriel, Yale
Mark Casullo, Francis Marion
Tianyi Cen, Cornell
Christian Cichan, George Washington
Matt Codd, Southern Mississippi
Matthew Cole, Arkansas State
Nick Contini, Longwood
Charles Corner, UTEP
Claudio Correa, USF
Sebastian Crampton, California
Myles Creighton , Radford
Keegan de Lange, Louisville
Kyler Dearden, Weber State
Thomas DeMarco, Northern Illinois
Mickey DeMorat, Liberty
Morgan Deneen, Coastal Carolina
Lee Detmer, Wake Forest
Brady Dixon, SIUE
Conor Dore, SIUE
Ben Doyle, California
Brendon Doyle, Indiana
Ben DuBois, Gonzaga
Eric Edwards, George Mason
Thomas Eldridge, UNC Wilmington
Ariel Elftman-Hanson, Utah Valley
Harry Ellis, Florida State
Manuel Elvira, UCF
Lukas Euler, Kentucky
Broc Everett, Augusta
Jake Fendt, Kennesaw State
Patrick Flavin, Miami (OH)
Jack Floydd, James Madison
Jackson Frame, Northern Kentucky
Stephen Franken, NC State
Kory Franks, Missouri State
John Fuchs, Missouri State
Jeremy Gandon, Kansas State
David Ganz, Gonzaga
Andre Garcia, New Mexico
Eric Gilpin, Winthrop
Garrett Glanton, Abilene Christian
Austin Glendinning, SIUE
Jake Godfrey, Utah Valley
Josh Goldenberg, Pennsylania
Will Gordon, Vanderbilt
Daniel Gorman, SIUE
Taylor Grant, Mississippi State
Art Griffin, Charleston Southern
Ben Griffin, North Carolina
Pete Griffith, Northwestern
Will Grimmer, Ohio State
Blaine Hale, Oklahoma
Harry Hall, UNLV
Ryan Han, UC Davis
Nicklaus Harrington, Connecticut
Matthew Harris, Memphis
Joseph Harvie, Seattle
Alvaro Hernandez, UTRGV
Alex Herrmann, Georgia State
Max Herrmann, Georgia State
Jimmy Hervol, Connecticut
Alex Herzog, Weber State
Charles Hess, Old Dominion
David Hicks, William & Mary
Ian Hildebrand, Virginia Tech
Timothy Hildebrand, Purdue
Charlie Hillier, Kansas
Grant Hirschman, Oklahoma
Augustin Holé, New Mexico
Ian Holt, Kent State
Franklin Huang, Stanford
Daniel Hudson, Kansas
Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt
Keenan Huskey, South Carolina
Jonathan Hsu, Lehigh 
Bryce Johnson, William & Mary
Chase Johnson, Kent State
Lake Johnson, Chattanooga
Dawson Jones, Rhode Island
Peter Jones, Minnesota
Colin Joseph, Toledo
Juuso Kahlos, UCF
Zareh Kaloustian, Pennsylania
Derick Kelting, Southern Mississippi
Tyler Kertson, Boston College
Ali Khazanbeik, UTRGV
Geuntae Kim, East Tennessee State
James Kneen, Oakland
Jack Knoesel, Missouri State
Mitchell Kontak, Bowling Green State
Chris Korte, Denver
Amarin Kraivixien, Campbell
Blaine Lafferty, Delaware
Jack Lang, Davidson
Wyatt Larkin, Kennesaw State
Jacob Leavitt, Elon
Joo-Young Lee, Northern Illinois
Eoin Leonard, Yale
Tyler Lewis, Eastern Michigan
Arron Lickteig, Wyoming
Edvin Lindgren, Eastern Kentucky
Erik Lindwall, Eastern Kentucky
Philip Loeb, Elon
Hurly Long, Texas Tech
Logan Lowe, George Washington
Ryan Lumsden, Northwestern
Sam Madsen, Georgetown
Joshua Martin, North Carolina
Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt
Roland Massimino, Kansas State
Charlie May, Elon
Garrett May, Baylor
Tyler McDaniel, Kentucky
Michael McGilton, New Mexico State
Mitchell Meissner, Rice
Jason Mendel, South Alabama
Sam Meuret, Iowa
Will Miles, South Carolina
James Mongey, Fordham
Jose Montano, North Carolina
Josh Montgomery, Oral Roberts
Collin Morikawa, California
Felix Mory, CSU Northridge
Kyle Mueller, Michigan
Tyler Munetake, Gonzaga
John Murdock, Wyoming
Jack Musgrave, Georgetown
Gen Nagai, Seton Hall
Collin Napier, Arkansas State
James Nicholas, Yale
Fredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech
Marc Norton, Oakland
Connor O’Brien, Bucknell
Connor O’Rourke, Manhattan
Thadd Obecny, Coastal Carolina
Max Oelfke, Colorado State
Daniel Overas, Coastal Carolina
Sethavuth Paradee, UTEP
Dylan Patscot, Charleston Southern
Michael Perras, Houston
Matthew Perrine, Baylor
Chris Petefish, Georgia Tech
Bjarki Petursson, Kent State
Nicklas Pihl, UTEP
Jacob Poore, Northern Kentucky
Quintin Pope, Wyoming
Archer Price, Georgia Southern
John Raftery, Bucknell
Ivan Ramirez, Texas Tech
Ben Ramsey, Radford
David Ravetto, TCU
William Register, North Carolina
Jerry Ren, Mercer
Harrison Rhoades, NC State
Salvador Rocha, Northern Illinois
Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero Torres, Kennesaw State
Grant Rogers, Rice
Andrew Romano, Northern Colorado
Nicholas Ross, Eastern Michigan
Greg Royston, Harvard
Dean Sakata, Army
Will Sallee, Eastern Kentucky
Lars Sandvoll, Francis Marion
Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee
George Scanlon, UALR
Matt Schiller, Fordham
Ben Schlottman, Auburn
Stanton Schorr, Mercer
Zachary Schroeder, IPFW
Max Sear, West Virginia
Michael Sharp, Michigan State
Lee Shepherd, Weber State
Jake Shuman, Duke
Kyle Slattery, SIUE
Alex Smalley, Duke
Zach Smith, Morehead State
Severin Soller, Georgia State
John Souza, Colorado
Jack Sparrow, Indiana
Charlie Spencer-White, DePaul
Andrew Spilman, UC Riverside
Hayden Springer, TCU
Austin Squires, Cincinnati
Scott Stevens, South Carolina
William Stewart, William & Mary
Jake Storey, Georgia Southern
Daniel Sutton, Kansas
Jesper Svensson, Campbell
Nick Swanson, UC Santa Barbara
Jeffrey Swegle, Stanford
Adam Szwed, Longwood
James Tatom, Air Force
Benedikt Thalmayr, Jacksonville State
Bobby Thomas, DePaul
Freddy Thomas, DePaul
Carter Thompson, Pennsylania
Gray Townsend, SMU
Joseph Trim, Fordham
Sam Triplett, Northwestern
Christopher Troy, Cornell
Ben Tucker, James Madison
Nick Turner, Army
Trevor Ullestad, Missouri
Michael VanDeventer, Ball State
Will Voetsch, Ohio State
Jarle Volden, Purdue
Eddie Wajda, Wisconsin
Danny Walker, Virginia
Ethan Wall, Loyola (MD)
Jeremy Wall, Loyola (MD)
Thomas Walsh, Virginia
Justin Warren, UALR
Johnny Watts, Ball State
Stephen Watts, Toledo
Alex Weiss, Marshall
Jackson Wendling, Nebraska
Daniel Wetterich, Ohio State
Josh Wick, Ohio State
Peyton Wilhoit, Southern Illinois
A.J. Wilkerson, Tennessee Tech
Nick Wilkins, Morehead State
Matthew Williams, Houston
Nathan Williams, Georgia State
Timothy Wiseman, Ball State
Adam Wood, Duke
Hayden Wood, Oklahoma State
Glenn Workman, Wyoming
Brandon Wu, Stanford
Dylan Wu, Northwestern
Chris Yeom, Seton Hall
Linus Yip, Seton Hall
Cameron Young, Wake Forest
Jonathan Young, UC Irvine
Tyler Young, Charlotte
Trevor Yu, Oregon State
Simon Zach, Louisville Division II Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars

Angel Aguire, West Texas A&M
Brandon Alexander, Tusculum
Shayne Allan, Central Missouri
Dylan Allen, Palm Beach Atlantic
Christian Anderson, Florida Southern
Matt Anderson, Valdosta State
Christian Argyros, Lindenwood
Mason Banger, Harding
Kyle Barnett, Malone
Chris Beaubien, Rockhurst
Rhett Bechtel, Southern Nazarene
Chandler Blanchet, West Florida
Jordan Bollenbacher, Tiffin
John Bonaobra, Central Missouri
Christian Bosso, West Florida
Brandon Brame, Dominican (CA)
Shanren Brienen, Florida Tech
Sam Broadhurst, Lincoln Memorial
Cameron Brown, Oklahoma Christian
Collin Bumpass, West Texas A&M
Michael Butler, Western Washington
Ryan Cahill, Georgia Southwestern State
Lawrence Ce Liang, Academy of Art
Brett Chatfield, Bentley
Matthew Cocorikis, IUP
Justin Connelly, Georgia College
Jay Cottam, Nebraska-Kearney
John Coultas, Florida Southern
Andrew Cronwright, West Alabama
Brayden Cruth , West Texas A&M
Brad Currier, Lindenwood
Dylan DeWitt, Findlay
Brock Drogosch, Rollins
Jack Duguid, CU-Colorado Springs
Jacob English, Malone
Michael Erickson, Post
Dario Gabriel, Cameron
Greg Gonzalez, California Baptist
Daniel Graves , Coker
Jay Green, Tiffin
Tyler Green, Embry-Riddle (FL)
Sam Grindle, Rollins
Spencer Hackert, Bellarmine
Will Hall, Rollins
Ben Hallam, California Baptist
Derek Hamm, Barton
Jake Harpe, Valdosta State
Joseph Harris, Bellarmine
Zachary Herold, Coker
Michael Hoare, IUP
Johnson Holliday, USC Aiken
Cory Hoshor, West Liberty
Hamish Houston, St. Thomas Aquinas
Kyle Hughes, Post
Jacob Huizinga, West Florida
Alex Hutson, Carson-Newman
James Inman, Bellarmine
Juan Iturra, Flagler
Wesley Jackson, Central Oklahoma
Matt Johnson, Lee
Samuel Jones, West Georgia
Jack Kegelmeyer, Flagler
Austin Kondratick, Ashland
Brett Krantz, Colorado Mesa
Tomas Krivanec, Tiffin
Doug Kulikowski, Bentley
Adam LaGrange, Embry-Riddle (FL)
Wanjoo Lee, Coker
Markus Lindberg, Missouri-St. Louis
August Lindvall, USC Aiken
Ty Macias, Dominican (CA)
Conrad Maloney, Maryville
Anthony Marcinelli, Carson-Newman
Graham McAree, Indianapolis
Crawford McKinlay, Wayne State
Cal Meyers, Bentley
Michael Miranda, St. Thomas Aquinas
Jon Mulvany, Cal State East Bay
Brannon O’Pry, West Alabama
Grant Olinger, Colorado Mesa
Jordan Oliver, Chico State
Axel Ostensson, USC Aiken
Julian Otero, West Florida
Juan Pallach, Oklahoma Christian
Nicolas Parra, Coker
Trey Pearson, Young Harris
Scott Pechacek, Barton
Ryan Peruski, Saginaw Valley State
Preston Peters, Nebraska-Kearney
Justin Plane, Barton
Colin Prater, CU-Colorado Springs
Dustin Pumford, Saginaw Valley State
Alec Riley, West Alabama
Nick Rivera, Dominican (CA)
Toby Roberts, Florida Tech
Davis Roche, Valdosta State
Justin Roth, Findlay
Juan Luis Sanchez, Harding
Wilfredo Sanchez, Texas A&M-Commerce
Scott Schaeffer, Rockhurst
Nikolas Senkowski, Wayne State
Corey Sheppard, Lee
Braxton Sides, West Texas A&M
Greg Smith, Cal State East Bay
Ethan Smith, Oklahoma Christian
Niels Sorensen, Cameron
Andrew Spear, St. Edward’s
Kelley Sullivan, Chico State
Ali Thurlow, Florida Tech
Devin Tovey, Cameron
Garrett Tucker, Lincoln Memorial
Colby Tyler, Saint Leo
John VanDerLaan, Florida Southern
Michael VanDerLaan, Florida Southern
Seth Vannoy, Alderson Broaddus
Carson Vaughn, West Georgia
DJ Vogt, Bellarmine
David Wallin, Young Harris
Chandler Walnsch, Ashland
Cam Wardley, Findlay
Colin Warren, Saint Leo
Niclas Weiland, Barry
Robert Wilkinson, King
Joey Williams, Maryville
Matt Willingham, Northeastern State
Colton Wyllie, Lindenwood
William Yang, Cal State Dominguez Hills Additional Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars

Daniel Altieri, Swarthmore
Nick Anderson, Ohio Northern
Jacob Arnett, Oglethorpe
Michael Barber, Millikin
Nick Brodbeck, Denison
Christopher Brugge, Christopher Newport
Jack Buan, Macalester
Evan Bunis, Grinnell
Jared Chinn, Methodist
Matthew Christl, Southwestern
Thomas Conroy, Clarkson
Davis Cook, Piedmont
Brice Cooper, UT Dallas
Vamsi Damerla, Swathmore
Davis Dekorte, Lake Forest
Adrian Del Bosque, Carnegie Mellon
Adam Eaton, Wheaton
Drew Engelking, Wheaton
Joseph Fewer, Luther
Harrison Frye, Guilford
Kurt Funkhouser, Christopher Newport
David Gerig, Millikin
Zach Goodchild, Ohio Northern
Larkin Gross, Methodist
Jacob Hash, Franklin
Kyle Henofer, Arcadia
Carter Hibbard, Thomas More
Luke Hill, Bridgewater
Devon Horne, Southwestern (TX)
Josh Irby , Lynchburg
Sadiq Jiwa, Kenyon
Trent Jones, Willamette
Griffin Kern, Piedmont
Dakota Krech, Augsburg
Sam Kuiper, Calvin
Phil Leahy, Berry
Hunter Livermore, Coe
Nicholas Ludka, Kalamazoo
Wil Manuel, Maryville (TN)
Mikel Merker, Mount St. Joseph’s
Sam Miller, Occidental
Taylor Morang, Husson
Brian Morris, Webster
Ben Mullins, La Roche
Will Murphy, Webster
Connor O’Grady, John Carroll
Sean Paul Owen, Oswego State
Drew Pershing , Illinois Wesleyan
Levi Pettit, UT Dallas
Andrew Ruehle, Mount St. Joseph’s
Dane Sethre-Hofstad, Gettysburg
Kenneth Sheldon, Willamette
Andrew Skibski, Adrian
Sutherland Stith, Southwestern (TX)
Matt Striegel, Thomas More
Patrick Tan, Carnegie Mellon
Michael Thomas, Marywood
Peter Trask, Berry
Ben VanScoyk, Calvin
Travis Veenhuis, Kalamazoo
Doug Whitten, Maryville (TN)
Robert Williams, Kenyon
See Previously Named DIII Honorees Here NAIA Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars

Matthew Andrews, Embry-Riddle (AZ)
Paul Choi, Sterling
Peter Choi, Sterling
Joshua Delo, The Master’s University
Austin Egan, Carroll
Samuel Eisenhuth, The Master’s University
Benjamin Gardner, Carroll
Valentin Haack, SCAD-Savannah
Lauri Hacklin, Coastal Georgia
Garrett Hogan, Embry-Riddle (AZ)
Erik Jonasson, Keiser
HoTae Kim, Rocky Mountain
Mitch Lamping, Taylor
Petter Norberg, Keiser
Jeremy Ray, Taylor
Juan Restrepo, SCAD-Savannah
Stephen Santora, Carroll
Harrison Stafford, Coastal Georgia
Jacob Turner, Embry-Riddle (AZ)
Trey Turner, Taylor
Nick Waskom, Taylor
Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist
Futa Yamagishi, Texas Wesleyan
Nolan Zikas, Concordia (NE)
GCAA Announces 18Birdies Team Academic Awards
NORMAN, Okla. – St. Francis Brooklyn (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 224 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 - St. Francis Brooklyn
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
East Tennessee State
George Mason
Kennesaw State
New Mexico
Northern Illinois
Rhode Island
Robert Morris
Saint Francis Brooklyn
South Carolina
Texas Tech
Youngstown State Division II
Colorado-Colorado Springs
Colorado Mesa
Missouri-St. Louis
Saint Leo
Upper Iowa Division III
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
Alabama State
Arkansas State
Boston College
Bowling Green
UC Irvine
Coastal Carolina
Colorado State
Detroit Mercy
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Francis Marion
George Mason
George Washington
Georgia Tech
Georgia Southern
High Point
Houston Baptist
Iowa State
James Madison
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
Loyola Maryland
Michigan State
Middle Tennessee
Mississippi State
Missouri State
Morehead State
New Mexico
North Carolina
Northern Colorado
Northern Illinois
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Oral Roberts
Rhode Island
Robert Morris
Saint Francis Brooklyn
Saint Mary’s
Seton Hall
South Alabama
South Carolina
USC Upstate
South Florida
Southern Illinois
Southern Mississippi
UT Martin
Texas Tech
Utah Valley
Weber State
West Virginia
William & Mary
Wright State
Youngstown State Division II
Academy of Art
Bemidji State
Cal State East Bay
Cal State Monterey Bay
Central Missouri
Colorado Mesa
Colorado-Colorado Springs
Florida Tech
Georgia Southwestern State
Henderson State
Illinois Springfield
Kentucky Wesleyan
Lincoln Memorial
Missouri-St. Louis
Northeastern State
Saginaw Valley State
Saint Leo
USC Aiken
Upper Iowa
Valdosta State
Wayne State
West Alabama
West Florida
West Georgia Division III
Carnegie Mellon
Franklin & Marshall
Gustavus Adolphus
Illinois Wesleyan
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mount St. Joseph’s
North Central
Ohio Wesleyan
Saint John’s (MN)
Saint Joseph’s (ME)
Southwestern (TX)
Washington & Lee
Wisconsin Lutheran NAIA
Bethel (KS)
Concordia (NE)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ)
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Warner Pacific
William Jessup NJCAA DI
Central Alabama
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Iowa Western
Midland College NJCAA DII
Mineral Area
Mississippi Gulf Coast
North Central Missouri
South Mountain
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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:
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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:
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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
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2.    Collin Morikawa    California       2.    Chung An Yu    Arizona State     
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4.    Alex Smalley    Duke       4.    Kengo Aoshima    Wake Forest    
5.    Trent Phillips    Georgia       5.    Matthias Schmid    Louisville     
6.    Chandler Eaton    Duke       6.    Sandy Scott    Texas Tech     
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5.    Malia Nam    Southern California       5.    Frida Kinhult    Florida State    
6.    Haylee Harford    Furman       6.    Leonie Bettel    Kentucky    
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