Yocum Named an NGCA All-American Scholar

July 31, 2006

BERKELEY, Calif. - California rising sophomore Shannon Yocum was selected a National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar for the 2005-06 season. Yocum is the fourth Golden Bear to receive the prestigious award and the first since Anne Walker became a three-time honoree from 1999-02.

To be selected to the All-American Scholar Team, student-athletes must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and must have competed in a least 50 percent (Division I) or 66 percent (Division II and III) of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

Yocum, who hails from Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., competed in 11 of 12 competitions for the Bears as a rookie, posting a 79.0 scoring average. Her best finish was a tie for 24th at the Cal Guadalajara Invitational in March.

Earlier this month, Yocum was the runner-up at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Women's Amateur Championship.

Cal's NGCA All-American Scholar Recipients1996-97	Eden Anderson1997-98	Eden Anderson	Nicole Bolter1998-99	Eden Anderson	Nicole Bolter1999-00	Nicole Bolter	Anne Walker2000-01	Anne Walker2001-02	Anne Walker2005-06	Shannon Yocum
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