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The 2001-02 Softspikes Freshman of the Year award recipient is Ryan King of Cameron University. King finished tied for 18th at the NCAA Championship and was named to the Softspikes All-Freshman Team prior to nationals.

J.J. Jakovac of Chico State earned the 2002 Arnold Palmer Award by finishing first individually at the NCAA Championships. Jakovac qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual, and was named CCAA Player of the Year.

Rob Oppenheim, a senior from Rollins College was named 2001-02 Division II Player of the Year. Oppenheim, who represented the U.S. in the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship last summer, is currently ranked 14th in the Golfstat Cup standings. The standings rank golfers in all divisions based on their adjusted scoring averages. Oppenheim is the top non-Division I player in the rankings.

Finally, the 2001-02 PING All-America teams were selected. Players receive PING All-America honors for outstanding play over the course of the entire season. The PING All-America team selections are:

First Team
Jason Boyd, UC Davis
Bryan Clarke, West Florida
J.J. Jackovac, Chico State
Marc Lawless, CSU-Stanislaus
Rob Oppenheim, Rollins
Steve Paramore, Florida Southern
Alex Smith, Rollins
Steve Sokol, Florida Southern

Second Team
Ben Case, Pfeiffer
Ryan King, Cameron
Andrew McArthur, Pfeiffer
Mike Plate, CSU-Bakersfield
Chris Taylor, Coker
Jason Vaughn, North Alabama
Dan Warburton, CSU-Bakersfield
Kevin Warrick, West Florida

Third Team
Aaron Black, South Carolina-Aiken
Wes Byers, South Carolina-Aiken
Mitch Flemming, Ferris State
Josh Immordino, Western Washington
Fredrik Ohlsson, Francis Marion
David Robinson, Georgia College & State U.
Jason Traeder, Central Missouri State
Scott Usher, South Carolina-Aiken

Honorable Mention
Lindsay Bernakevitch, Western Washington
Andy Blanton, Valdosta State
Scott Campbell, Charleston
Jason Clary, Bryant
Nick Cowper, Armstrong Atlantic State
Ben Daughan, Rollins
Dan Drake, Central Oklahoma
Matt Dura, Francis Marion
Brian Fajt, Indiana U of Penn.
Matt Gade, Bellarmine
Scott George, Concord
Scott Gordon, UC Davis
Mark Hocking, Colorado at Colorado Springs
Marty Jertson, Colorado School of Mines
Austin Jones, Florida Southern
Kevin Klebe, CSU-Bakersfield
Tommy Medina, Grand Canyon
Brent Moomey, Central Missouri State
Derek Murphy, Rollins
Matt Norgaard, Central Oklahoma
Justin Regan, North Alabama
Jim Schafer, CSU-Stanislaus
Kolby Seals, Cameron
Ben St. John, Pfeiffer
Luke Stephan, Kennesaw State
Lee Stroever, Rollins
Sam Varano, Indiana U of Penn.

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