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2003 GCAA Announces Division III Nicklaus, Softspikes Freshman of the Year and PING All-America Recipients

GCAA Announces 2003 Division III Nicklaus, Softspikes Freshman of the Year and PING All-America Recipients

NORMAN, Okla. ?

The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has released NCAA Division III recipients of the 2003 Jack Nicklaus Award, Softspikes Freshman of the Year and PING All-America teams. The Nicklaus - which is presented to the college player of the year - was awarded to Wisconsin-Eau Claire?s Ryan Quinn. Joe Green of Oglethorpe was selected the Softspikes Freshman of the Year and also earned honorable mention PING All-America honors. Those selected as PING first-team All-Americans include Outback Steakhouse Arnold Palmer Award recipient Janna Mommo of Averett, Methodist?s Adam Horton, Neil Johnson of Gustavus Adolphus, Wesley?s Zac Oakley, Nathan Proshek of St. John?s and Toni Karjalainen, also of Averett.

Jack Nicklaus Award
(Presented to the college player of the year)

Ryan Quinn, Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Softspikes Freshman of the Year

Joe Green, Oglethorpe

PING All-America Team
First Team

Adam Horton, Methodist
Toni Karjalainen, Averett
Neil Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus
Janne Mommo, Averett
Zac Oakley, Wesley
Nathan Proshek, St. John?s

Second Team

Anthony Apolostico, Wesley
Jordan Bailey, Redlands
Luke Benoit, Gustavus Adolphus
Mark Christensen, Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Craig Eckerle, Denison
Sammy Schmitz, St. John?s
Chris Summers, Oglethorpe
Fred Waddell, Denison

Third Team

Chad Poling, Ohio Wesleyan
Ryan Quinn, Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Simon Thompson, Trinity
Brandon White, Greensboro

Honorable Mention

Ben Bates, Skidmore
Ryan Dorff, Otterbein
Jeff Dunn, Linfield
Trent Erb, Oglethorpe
Joe Green, Oglethorpe
Adam Lescalleet, Muskingum
Ryan Lescalleet, Muskingum
Scott Maurer, Texas-Dallas
David Mihm, Williams
Chris Noll, Wesley
Dave Patterson, Guilford
Ben Rathfon, Allegheny
Will Sicks, Williams
Brian Sparks, Trinity
Jay Tilton, Ohio Wesleyan
Trevor Young, Redlands

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