Mackenzie Named Second-Team All-American
June 3, 2002
Seattle, WA - Washington sophomore men's golfer Brock Mackenzie has been named a second-team selection to the PING All-America team, selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Mackenzie becomes the highest honored golfer in the Husky program's history. Troy Kelly was a third-team All-America in 2001 and was an honorable mention pick in 2000. Jim Irvin (1973), O.D. Vincent (1988) and Todd Tibke (1989) were all honorable mention All-Americans.
Mackenzie finished tied for 17th at last week's NCAA Championships at Ohio State and helped the Huskies to an 11-place showing.
A sophomore from Yakima, Wash., Mackenzie set UW's single-season stroke average record this year at 71.06, shattering the old mark of 72.4 set by Troy Kelly in 1999. Mackenzie also established marks for rounds played in a season (47) and for top-10 finishes in a season (11).
The 2001-02 National Coach of the Year is Bruce Heppler of Georgia Tech. Heppler guided the Yellow Jackets to one of the school's most successful seasons ever, posting seven tournament victories. Georgia Tech was ranked No. 1 in all nine regular season Precept Coaches Polls conducted by theGCAA.
NCAA medalist, Troy Matteson received the 2001-02 Arnold Palmer Award. Matteson, a junior from Austin, Texas, posted a score of 276 (-8) for a one-stroke win at nationals. The Palmer Award is presented annually to the medalist at the NCAA Championships.
David Skinns of Tennessee is the 2001-02 Softspikes Freshman of the Year. Skinns, a native of Lincoln, England, posted six top-10 finishes this season, including a win at the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational.
The 2001-02 Jack Nicklaus Award, presented to the top golfer during the college season, is presented to D.J. Trahan of Clemson. Trahan, a junior from Inman, S.C., was named first team PING All-America and ACC Player of the Year. Trahan won the 2002 Ben Hogan Award, presented to the top collegiate and amateur player over the course of a 12-month period.
Players named to the PING All-America team must have either been named to a PING All-Region team or finished in the top-15 individually at the NCAA Championships
PING All-America First Team
Bill Haas/Soph./Wake Forest/Greer, S.C.
Ryan Hybl /Soph./Georgia /Colbert, Ga.
Hunter Mahan/Soph./Oklahoma State/McKinney, Texas
Troy Matteson/Jr/Georgia Tech/Austin, Texas
Graeme McDowell/Jr./UAB/Portrush,Northern Ireland
D.J. Trahan /Jr. /Clemson/Inman, S.C.
Camilo Villegas /Soph./Florida/Medellin, Colombia
Nick Watney/Jr/Fresno State/Dixon, Calif.
Lee Williamson/Sr./Purdue/Crawfordsville, Ind.
Oliver Wilson /Jr./Augusta State /Mansfield, England
PING All-America Second Team
Dustin Bray, North Carolina
Brendon de Jonge, Virginia Tech
Kevin Haefner, Auburn
Gregg Jones, Clemson
John Klauk, Texas
Brock Mackenzie, Washington
Kris Mikkelsen, Georgia Tech
David Skinns, Tennessee
Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt
Kevin Stadler, Southern California
PING All-America Third Team
Jason Allred, Pepperdine
Bret Guetz, TCU
Jason Hartwick, Texas
John Holmes, Kentucky
John Kidwell, Oklahoma
Eric Jorgensen, Michigan State
Justin Smith, Minnesota
Johnson Wagner, Virginia Tech
Justin Walters, N.C. State
Matt Weibring, Georgia Tech