Golf Coaches Association Announces College Golf Awards

May 31, 2002

Columus, Ohio - The Golf Coaches Association of America honored the top student-athletes and coaches in college golf at it National Awards Dinner Monday night. The association presented awards including Team Effort Regional Champion Awards, Softspikes All-Freshman Team, Region Coaches of the Year, PING All-Region Teams and Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. The Cardinal had two players honored for their excellence both on and off the field.

Philip Rowe and Blake Mastalir were both recognized as All-American Scholar Athletes while Rowe was also a Pacific-All Region selection.

'I am so proud of Phil and Blake,' said Stanford head coach Jeff Mitchell. 'Being an Academic All-American is something they can look back on all of their lives with pride. It shows a huge commitment on their part to academics and athletics. Not only did they have to make high grades, but they had to play in 66% of the team competitions and have a stroke average below 75.

'I am especially happy for Phil, who ends his career as a second and a first team ALL PAC-10 member the past two seasons,' Mitchell continued. 'He was first team academic Pac-10 for the past two years.'

The top 12-15 players in each region received recognition for outstanding play during the 2001-02 season, and will be considered for PING All-America status followingthe NCAA Championships. Players not selected to a PING All-Region team canearn All-America honors by finishing in the top 15 at nationals.

Pacific RegionKevin Stadler, University of Southern CaliforniaBrock Mackenzie, University of WashingtonJason Allred, Pepperdine UniversityMatt Hansen, University of the PacificPhilip Rowe, Stanford UniversityPeter Tomasulo, University of California - BerkeleyChris Nallen, University of ArizonaRyan Moore, UNLVRicky Barnes, University of ArizonaJon Reehoorn, Washington State UniversityJohn Merrick, UCLAAaron Byers, University of OregonJason Higton, University of the PacificMichael Beard, Pepperdine UniversityMike Lavery, University of California - Irvine

Fourteen of the 86 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars were in attendance at Monday's dinner. To earn Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, student-athletes must play in at least 70 percent of their team's competitive rounds, maintain a minimum 3.2 grade-point average and ascoring average under 76. The 2002 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars are:

Jason Allred, Pepperdine UniversityNicholas Atzinger, Morehead State UniversityNic Baker, Illinois State UniversityChris Baryla, The University of Texas at El PasoCamilo Benedetti, University of FloridaErik Billlinger, University of DenverThomas Blankvoort, The George Washington UniversityB. J. Brown, Illinois State UniversityJose Campra, Jacksonville State UniversityScott Carlyle, University of California at BerkeleyStephen Carroll, University of ColoradoWalter Chun, University of California at BerkeleyThomas Bond Clement, Jr., University of MississippiWil Collins, University of New MexicoKenny Cook, Ball State UniversityBrian J. Crum, NavyMatt Davidson, Furman UniversityJoshua Dawes, Penn State UniversityTodd R. Deacon, Oregon State UniversityMark DiGiacomo, University of RichmondAndrew Dustman, University of KentuckyChris Eckerle, Yale UniversityMichael Weiner Eglit, Lehigh UniversityD. J. Fiese, Georgia State UniversityAdam Fuchs, Binghamton University Sean Gilliland, Texas A&M UniversityBret Guetz, TCUScott Hailes, University of New MexicoCasey Harbour, University of KansasGeoff Harris, Old Dominion UniversityJason Higton, University of the PacificJustin Hoagland, College of William & MaryAnders Hultman, Oklahoma State UniversityJohn Hulwick, University of DenverBryan Johnson, Southeast Missouri State UniversityMichael M. Jurgensen, Oregon State UniversitySprague Kolp, University of NevadaJohn Koskinen, Michigan State UniversityKurt Kowaluk, University of WyomingMatt Krauss, Duke UniversityLuke LaFave, University of Detroit MercyBrian Lassiter, Ball State UniversityAndy Latowski, Penn State UniversityBen Leestma, US Air Force AcademyMark Leveck, Iona CollegeH. Andrew Lewis, Jr., Wright State UniversityRyan Loucks, Elon UniversityAndrew H. Malcolm, Harvard UniversityPete Mangold, ArmyBlake Mastalir, Stanford UniversityTroy Matteson, Georgia Institute of TechnologyRob McClellan, Liberty University Brian J. McGowan, Seton Hall UniversityTroy McKinley, University of the PacificKris Mikkelsen, Georgia Institute of TechnologyBrad Morris, Eastern Kentucky UniversityBrock Mulder, SMUBenjamin Osbrach, University of Central FloridaKevin Oswald, Iowa State UniversityChris Piercy, Old Dominion UniversitySteve Ratay, University of Notre DameDavid Rella, Eastern Illinois UniversityPhilip Rowe, Stanford UniversityPhilip Schardein, University of KentuckyJustin Alan Schulze, The University of Texas at ArlingtonTommy Sharp, Colorado State UniversityDavid Sligh, Furman UniversityDustin Joseph Smith, Fresno StateGreg Snider, UC Santa BarbaraGreg Stephanson, Iowa State UniversityKevin Stevens, University of California, IrvineJoshua Bain Teater, Morehead State UniversityChristopher Thayer, Northwestern UniversityD. J. Trahan, Clemson UniversityJohnny Thompson, University of North FloridaRichard H. Tilghman, IV, Boston CollegeJeffrey Turton, Penn State UniversityJ. W. VanDenBorn, University of Missouri - Kansas CityNathan Vannatter, Ball State UniversityJ. R. Wade, Middle Tennessee State UniversityPeyton Wallace, University of PennsylvaniaJustin Walters, NC State UniversityBrent Wanner, Wake Forest UniversityChris Whitten, University of Notre DameMatthew D. Williams, Kansas State UniversityDan Witt, Ball State University
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