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Release: 09/12/2006
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One of the Nation’s Finest Collegiate Golf Programs

Simply put, the game of golf is about winning the majors. It’s what separates the great golfers from the good ones.

Much like professional golf, college golf has its major tournaments as well. The one difference is that college golf’s majors, the NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships, are played back-to-back at the end of the season.

To truly be considered among collegiate golf’s elite, a team must perform well under extreme pressure in consecutive events. Few schools can match the University of Arizona when it comes to playing well in college golf’s majors.

All told, Arizona has captured one national championship (1992) and has finished in the top five places six different times. UA has six NCAA Regional crowns to its credit and currently owns the nation’s second-longest streak of NCAA Championship appearances at 20. Only one other school in the country has more regional victories than Arizona.

Arizona is one of six programs in NCAA history since 1939 to advance to 20 or more consecutive NCAA Championships.

To further put its stamp on postseason golf, the Wildcats set a regional scoring record with a 37-under-par 827 in winning the 2006 NCAA West Regional.

If 20 straight trips to the NCAA Championships or 18 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances aren’t enough, here is a fact that cements Arizona’s claim as one of the nation’s elite program. Of the school’s 68 team titles won, 22 have been either a conference, regional or national championship.

Furthermore, Wildcat golfers have posted 11 top-10 finishes in 24 total NCAA Championship appearances.

The success hasn’t gone unnoticed, as 50 UA golfers have garnered All-America accolades since 1967. Arizona has also been nationally ranked in each season since 1978, and been ranked among the top three in the country in 14 of the last 20 seasons.

UA alums also lead the PGA Tour in cumulative money earned this year and have done so in three of the last four years.

The numbers tell quite a story. When it comes down to performing on college golf’s greatest stage, few programs can outshine Arizona’s accomplishments.

 

?* 1992 National Champions

 

?* 20 consecutive NCAA Championship appearances

 

?* 11 top-10 finishes in 24 NCAA Championship appearances

 

?* One of 29 schools to win an NCAA championship in its 109-year history

 

?* 18 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances

 

?* Six NCAA Regional titles

 

?* Three Match Play National Championships

 

?* 50 All-Americans since 1967

 

?* 60 Individual Medalists, including seven Pac-10 Conference winners and six NCAA Regional winners

 

?* 22 of Arizona’s 68 team titles have been either a conference, regional or national championship

 

?* Achieved a top-three national ranking in 14 of the last 20 seasons and a top-20 ranking in 24 of the last 25 seasons

 

?* UA alums have combined to win more money on the PGA Tour than any other school in three of the last four seasons

 

Since the NCAA Regional format was instituted in 1989, Arizona is one of only seven schools nationally to appear in all 18 events.  Additionally, the Wildcats are one of just four schools to win at least five NCAA Regional championships in that span.

School

No.

Last

Arizona

6

2006

Arizona State

5

2001

Clemson

7

2004

Oklahoma State

6

2006

UNLV

4

2005

North Carolina

0

--

USC

0

--

 

According to NCAA Championship records, Arizona is one of only six programs in history to register 20 or more consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships since 1939.

School

Apps.

Years

Oklahoma State

*60

1947-2006

Houston

36

1952-87

Clemson

23

1982-2004

Stanford

22

1950-71

North Texas

21

1947-67

ARIZONA

*20

1987-2006

* Active

 

 

 

Most Consecutive NCAA Championship

Appearances, (active)

School                 No.             Years

School

Apps.

Years

Oklahoma State

60

1947-2006

ARIZONA

20

1987-2006

Georgia

9

1998-2006

Georgia Tech

9

1998-2006

Washington

8

1999-2006

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