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2024 Division I PING First-Team All-Americans Announced

CARLSBAD, Calif. — 2024 Division I PING First-Team All-Americans were announced today by the GCAA in partnership with Golf Channel at the NCAA Division I Championships. Luke Clanton of Florida State, Wenyi Ding of Arizona State, Mats Ege of East Tennessee State, Nick Gabrelcik of North Florida, Ben James of Virginia, Jackson Koivun of Auburn, Christo Lamprecht of Georgia Tech, Gordon Sargent of Vanderbilt, 2024 NCAA Division I Individual Champion Hiroshi Tai of Georgia Tech, Michael Thorbjornsen of Stanford, and Brendan Valdes of Auburn made the First Team.

Division I PING All-Americans

First Team

Luke Clanton, Florida State

Wenyi Ding, Arizona State

Mats Ege, East Tennessee State

Nick Gabrelcik, North Florida

Ben James, Virginia

Jackson Koivun, Auburn

Christo Lamprecht, Georgia Tech

Gordon Sargent, Vanderbilt

Hiroshi Tai, Georgia Tech

Michael Thorbjornsen, Stanford

Brendan Valdes, Auburn

About PING

PING designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, wedges, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 in the garage of the late Karsten Solheim, a mechanical engineer with an extensive background in the aerospace and computer industries. His frustration with his putting inspired him to design his own putter, which created a “pinging” sound when striking a golf ball. This sound was the source of the name now synonymous with innovation, quality and service throughout the world of golf. Solheim and his company are credited with numerous innovations that became industry standards, including perimeter weighting, custom fitting and the use of investment casting in the manufacturing of golf clubs.  His insistence on adhering to strict engineering principles and tight manufacturing tolerances raised the level of product performance and quality throughout the golf industry.  Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim’s grandson, John K. Solheim, who leads a team of more than 800 dedicated employees committed to helping improve the games of golfers around the world.