Three Husky Golfers Earn All-America Honors

June 8, 2006

Seattle - Washington golfers Alex Prugh, Zach Bixler and James Lepp have been honored as PING All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America, it was announced today. Prugh was named to the All-America third team, while Bixler and Lepp received honorable mention recognition.

Prugh, a junior from Spokane, Wash., recorded a 72.15 scoring average on the season, the fifth best mark in school history. A first-team All-Pac-10 selection, Prugh led the Huskies in seven tournaments in 2006, recording 13 rounds under par and nine rounds in the 60s en route to four Top-10 finishes. He placed second at the Gopher Invitational and the National Invitational, while taking fifth at the PING/Golfweek Fall Preview and sixth at the U.S. Intercollegiate. Prugh placed in the top 15 at both the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships, and established a new career-best single round score of 6-under 65 in the first round at Pac-10s. He also received Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.

Bixler, a sophomore from Richland, Wash., finished the season with a flourish, recording Top-20 finishes at the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships, as well as a career-best third-place finish at the NCAA West Regional. At the Regional Bixler carded a personal career-best and team season-best score of 12-under 204, shooting in the 60s in all three rounds. He recorded seven rounds in the 60s on the season, and was under par in seven of his last 11 rounds.

Lepp, a senior from Abbotsford, B.C., completed his Husky career with eighth-place finishes at both the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships, as well as an 18th-place showing at the NCAA West Regional. He recorded a team-high 15 rounds under par on the year, including six in the 60s, on his way to four Top-10 finishes and a season scoring average of 72.63, eighth-best in UW history. Lepp was named to the All-Pac-10 second team as well as the Pac-10 All-Academic first team. He was also honored as the male recipient of the 2006 Top Dawg Award, given annually to the male and female UW student-athletes who demonstrate the highest caliber of excellence in athletics.

Division I PING All-America Teams

First Team

Ryan Baca, Baylor
Alejandro Cañizares, Arizona State
Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State
Matt Every, Florida
Oscar Floren, Texas Tech
Billy Horschel, Florida
Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina
Chris Kirk, Georgia
Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State
Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State

Second Team

Ryan Blaum, Duke
Jay Choi, New Mexico
Erik Flores, UCLA
Mark Haastrup, Georgia State
Brian Harman, Georgia
Anthony Kim, Oklahoma
Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest
Brett Stegmaier, Florida
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Dawie Van der Walt, Lamar

Third Team

Andrew Dresser, Texas Tech
Andres Gonzales, UNLV
Rob Grube, Stanford
Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech
Niklas Lemke, Arizona State
Stephen Lewton, NC State
Alex Prugh, Washington

Martin Ureta, North Carolina
James Vargas, Florida
Taylor Wood, Southern California

Honorable Mention

Benjamin Alvarado, Arizona State
Zach Bixler, Washington

Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech
Kevin Chappell, UCLA
Alex Coe, Pepperdine
Brian Duncan, Clemson
Jake Ellison, Brigham Young
Travis Esway, Arizona
Daniel Im, UCLA
Eirik Johansen, South Carolina
Kevin Kisner, Georgia
Russell Knox, Jacksonville
Matt Kohn, Kentucky
Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota
Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State
James Lepp, Washington

Luke List, Vanderbilt
Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount
James Love, Denver
Edward McGlasson, Colorado
Andrew Parr, Texas A&M
Stephen Poole, Clemson
Richard Scott, Georgia
Webb Simpson, Wake Forest
Dusty Smith, Lamar
Scott Stallings, Tennesse Tech
Daniel Summerhays, Brigham Young
Jared Texter, UNLV
Brendon Todd, Georgia
Niall Turner, Minnesota
Casey Watabu, Nevada
Andy Winings, Kentucky

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