BUniversity of Minnesota men's golfers Justin Smith and Bronson La'Cassie were named to PING All-American honorable mention today by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Smith, a senior from Moon Township, Pa., earned his third All-American citation of his career. It is the most by a Golden Gopher since Tom Lehman earned All-American honors in three straight seasons from 1979-81.
Smith led the Gophers with a 72.25 stroke average and was named all-region and All-Big Ten First Team. La'Cassie, a freshman from Brisbane, Australia, was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2004 and was also named all-region.
PING All-America Teams
Matt Every, Florida ; Bill Haas, Wake Forest ; Jason Hartwick, Texas ; John Holmes, Kentucky ; Brock Mackenzie, Washington ; Ryan Moore, UNLV ; Chris Nallen, Arizona ; Chris Stroud, Lamar ; Peter Tomasulo, California ; Camilo Villegas, Florida
Jack Ferguson, Clemson ; Brad Heaven, Toledo ; Matt Hendrix, Clemson ; Travis Johnson, UCLA ; Anthony Kim, Oklahoma ; Spencer Levin, New Mexico; Jeff Overton, Indiana ; Michael Putnam, Pepperdine ; Chez Reavie, Arizona State; Casey Wittenberg, Oklahoma State
Chris Baryla, UTEP ; Alejandro Caizares, Arizona State ; Martin Laird, Colorado State ; Luke List, Vanderbilt; Nolan Martin, Colorado State; Adam Meyer, TCU ; Aron Price, Georgia Southern ; Nathan Smith, Duke ; Nicholas Thompson, Georgia Tech ; Kane Webber, Colorado
Oscar Alvarez, Brigham Young ; Ryan Blaum, Duke ; Dustin Bray North Carolina ; Lars Brovold, Alabama; Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech ; Steve Conway, UCLA; Carlos Del Moral, Oklahoma; Will Dodson, SMU ; Judd Easterling, Wichita State ; A.J. Elgert, Kansas State; Jake Ellison, Brigham Young ; Ty Harris, Georgia State; Ben Hayes, Southern California; Jeff Hood, California; Billy Hurley, Navy; David Inglis, Tulsa; Kevin Kisner, Georgia; Matthew Kodama, Hawaii ; Shiv Kapur, Purdue; Kasper Jorgensen, Georgia State; Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota; Mark Lamb, Arizona; Mark Leon, Penn State; Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State; Henry Liaw, Arizona; Gareth Maybin, South Alabama; Todd Miller, Brigham Young ; Roy Moon, UCLA ; Jessie Mudd, Florida; Alex Norén, Oklahoma State; Brian O,Flaherty, Pepperdine; Erik Olson, Washington; Alex Prugh, Washington; Matthew Rosenfeld, Texas; Justin Smith, Minnesota; Brett Stegmaier, Florida; Brendon Todd, Georgia; Matt Wells, Kentucky; Chan Wongluekiet, Georgia Tech