Eric Mina Named Honorable Mention PING All-American

June 9, 2010

NORMAN, OK - Eric Mina was an honorable mention selection when the Division I PING All-American teams were announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.

The recognition added to a growing list of honors that the 2010 Pac-10 champion has received this season. He had previously picked up PING Division I All-West Region, first-team All-Pac-10, team MVP and team Coaches Award selections. He was also named the Pac-10 Player of the Month twice this, as well as the Golf World College Player of the Week and Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week once.

'He's definitely deserved all the honors he's won,' said head coach Steve Desimone.

Mina became only the second Cal men's golfer to ever win the Pac-10 individual title in the 51-year history of the event in April, coming back from four shots off the lead on the final day to capture medalist honors. He finished the 72-hole tournament at 16-under par and was the only player in the field to shoot four consecutive rounds of 68 or better (65-68-67-68 - 268), including a career-best 65 in the opening round.

Mina was the team's top golfer in seven of the 14 tournaments in 2009-10 and paced Cal with five top-10 finishes. He also won at the Spartan Golf Classic, while tying for fifth at the Arizona Intercollegiate, tying for sixth at the John A. Burns Invitational and tying for ninth at the Golfweek Collegiate Conference Challenge.

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