Jacobs claims women’s first-team honors; Denton and Prouty claim men’s second-team kudos
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s and women’s golf teams had a total of five student-athletes named to the Pacific-10 Conference’s All-Academic teams, the league announced Friday.
Mary Jacobs was a first-team selection on the women’s team, while Trey Denton and Brian Prouty were second-team honorees for the men. Additionally, Alison Walshe and Nicholas Park were honorable mention picks.
Jacobs, a 5-foot-7 junior from Godfrey, Ill., earned first team kudos after ranking second on the team with a 74.73 stroke average in 37 rounds played. She had seven top-20 finishes to her credit to go with a low round of 69 this season. Jacobs’ best finish was a tie for eighth place at the Stanford Pepsi Invitational in October. She was UA’s top finisher at the NCAA Championships. Jacobs is a psychology major with a 3.50 grade point average.
Denton, a 5-foot-10 junior from Canton, Miss., claimed second-team honors after collecting a 73.90 stroke average in 21 rounds played. He had a low round of 68 and posted eight rounds at par or better. Denton’s best finish this season was a tie for 27th place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate where he carded a one-under 212 total. Denton is a regional development major with a 3.44 GPA.
Prouty, a 6-foot native of Tucson, Ariz., garnered second-team academic kudos after posting a team-leading 71.87 stroke average in 31 rounds played. He had three top-10 finishes to his credit to go with Arizona’s low round (62) and low tournament total (199/-14) this season. Prouty claimed individual medalist honors, Jan. 30, at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate in what was the UA men’s only individual victory this season. He ranked second on the team with 15 rounds at par or better, including eight in the 60s. Prouty is an economics major with a 3.30 GPA.
The Arizona women closed the 2006-07 campaign with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, while the Wildcat men claimed 24th place at the national championship event.
To be eligible for inclusion on the conference’s All-Academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and either be a starter or significant contributor.
First Team Yr. GPA Major
Fredrik Andersson, Arizona State Sr. 3.62 Economics
Mitch Gillis, Oregon State Sr. 3.79 Business Administration
Jordan Madison, Washington State Sr. 3.93 Business Administration
Phil Telliard, Arizona State Sr. 3.39 Communications
Alex Williams, Oregon State So. 3.58 History
Frederick Wolfe, California Jr. 3.72 Interdisciplinary Studies
Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Trey Denton, Arizona Jr. 3.44 Regional Development
Rob Grube, Stanford Jr. 3.34 American Studies
Eric Hastings, Oregon Sr. 3.36 Journalism
Vincent Johnson, Oregon State Jr. 3.35 Business Administration
Brian Prouty, Arizona Sr. 3.30 Economics
Michael Wilson, California Sr. 3.35 Mass Communications
Honorable Mention: Peter Campbell, UCLA; Tom Glissmeyer, USC; Niklas Lemke, ASU; Zack Miller, STAN; Jeremiah Oliver, OSU; Nicholas Park, ARIZ; Alex Prugh, WASH; Matt Savage, STAN; Jay Snyder, ORE.
First Team Yr. GPA Major
Jessi Gebhardt, Oregon State Jr. 3.73 Business Administration
Mary Jacobs, Arizona Jr. 3.50 Psychology
Ki-Shui Liao, Stanford So. 3.82 Communications
Azahara Munoz, Arizona State So. 3.75 Interdisciplinary Studies
Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Stanford Sr. 3.54 Human Biology