|Sophomore Wilhelm Schauman earned|
Third-Team All-American honors
Sophomore Wilhelm Schauman and freshman Simon Nash of the University of Minnesota men's golf team have been selected to the 2001 PING All- America Teams. Schauman, of Djursholm, Sweden, was named to the All- America Third Team while Brisbane, Australia native Simon Nash earned Honorable Mention citation with his top-15 finish at the 2001 NCAA Championships in Durham, N.C. Schauman and Nash follow Minnesota's 2000 All-Americans, James McLean and Martin LeMesurier.
Schauman, a 2001 All-Big Ten Team selection, led the Golden Gophers in nearly every tournament on the year, winning two events and placing in the top five six times in the 13 tournaments of the season. Ranked in the top 50 for much of the season, Schauman stormed out of the gate in the fall, winning consecutive medalist titles at the PSINet Collegiate Invitational and Wolverine Invitational. On the year, he maintained a team-low 72.19 scoring average and was the leader of a young Golden Gopher squad.
A latecomer to the Golden Gopher golf team, Nash joined the Maroon and Gold in the second semester and quickly earned a spot in the starting lineup. The lone Minnesota golfer to advance to the final two rounds of the 2001 NCAA Championships, Nash finished in a tie for 13th place, firing a two-under 286. He was one of only four golfers in the national tournament to record four consecutive rounds of par or better, shooting scores of 71, 72, 72 and 71. Nash's top-15 placing is the best for a Minnesota golfer since Adam Dooley finished tied for 12th at the 1999 NCAA tournament. On the season, he maintained a 73.64 scoring average and placed in the top 20 in four of the eight tournaments in which he competed.
The Golf Coaches Association of America All-America Committee selected the individuals based upon play throughout the 2000-01 season, including the NCAA Championships. To be named to the PING All-America teams, a player must be named to one of the PING All-District teams or finish in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships.
PING First-Team All-America Name Yr. School Nick Cassini Sr. Georgia Luke Donald Sr. Northwestern John Engler Sr. Clemson Nick Gilliam Sr. Florida Lucas Glover Sr. Clemson Anders Hultman Jr. Oklahoma State Matt Jones So. Arizona State Jon Mills Sr. Kent State Bryce Molder Sr. Georgia Tech Camilo Villegas Fr. Florida Chris Wisler Sr. East Tennessee PING Second-Team All-America Name Yr. School Ricky Barnes So. Arizona Erik Compton So. Georgia Jamie Elson Jr. Augusta State David Inglis Fr. Tulsa Hunter Mahan Fr. USC Graeme McDowell So. UAB Bryant Odom Jr. Georgia Jeff Quinney Sr. Arizona State Kyle Thompson Sr. South Carolina Nick Watney So. Fresno State PING Third-Team All-America Name Yr. School Bubba Dickerson So. Florida Ryan Hybl Fr. Georgia Craig Lile Sr. Arkansas Troy Matteson So. Georgia Tech David Miller Jr. Georgia Chris Nallen Fr. Arizona Wilhelm Schauman So. Minnesota David Sanchez Sr. North Carolina State Jimmy Walker Sr. Baylor Oliver Wilson So. Augusta State PING All-America Honorable Mention Name Yr. School Matt Abbott Sr. Penn State Richard Ainley Sr. Louisiana-Lafayette Anthony Arvidson Sr. Oregon State Camilo Benedetti Jr. Florida Jason Hartwick Fr. Texas Franklin Hatchett Jr. Southern Methodist Bill Haas Fr. Wake Forest Brad Heaven Fr. Toledo Lars Johansson So. San Diego State Tom Johnson Fr. Northwestern John Klauk Jr. Texas Alex Kuyumjian Sr. Southern California Scott Lander Sr. Nevada-Las Vegas Brock Mackenzie Fr. Washington Troy McKinley So. Pacific Jedd McLuen Sr. College of Charleston Kris Mikkelsen Jr. Georgia Tech Alan Morgan Sr. Louisiana State Chris Mundorf Sr. North Carolina State Simon Nash So. Minnesota Pr Nilsson Fr. Oklahoma State Chez Reavie Fr. Arizona State Andy Sanders Sr. Houston D.J. Trahan So. Clemson Michael Webb Jr. Augusta State Lee Williamson Jr. Purdue