Arvidson Tabbed For Honorable Mention All-America

June 4, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - - Oregon State senior men's golfer Anthony Arvidson earned PING All-America Honorable Mention for his play in the 2000-2001 season, as was announced Saturday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

This is the first All-America recognition for Arvidson, who was also a First Team All-Pac-10 member this season as well as a NGCA Scholar Athlete. Ten athletes were selected for the first, second and third teams, and 20 more received honorable mention.

The Beaverton, Oregon native will also play for the United States in the U.S.-Japan matches June 29-July 2 in Japan. Arvidson is one of eight golfers to be selected to represent the U.S. in its three matches with Japan. The two countries will field women's teams to compete as well during the same time span.

Arvidson capped off his collegiate career by finishing tied for 51st at the NCAA Championships. He helped the Beavers make the cut at the championships for the first time in OSU's history and led them to their best finish ever with a tie for 12th.

Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech earned the Nicklaus Award for his play over the course of the season, and Florida's Camilo Villegas was named Freshman of the Year.

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