conseUniversity of Minnesota sophomore James McLean has been named a first-team All- American by the Golf Coaches Association of America for the second consecutive year in a list of honorees released Monday by the GCAA. McLean becomes the first Golden Gopher to repeat as a All-American since Tom Lehman was a three-time national award winner from 1979-81.
McLean enjoyed a stellar second season after winning the NCAA individual championship as a freshman. The native of Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia won two individual titles, at the Wolverine Invitational and NCAA Central Regional, while finishing in the top 10 in all but two events during the 1998-99 season. He led the Golden Gophers in stroke average (70.892), and finished the season by carding 17 of his final 25 rounds under par. On the season, McLean fired 22 of his 37 rounds under par, and was a cumulative 22-under par in his last eight tournaments.
McLean has been named to the all-Big Ten team in each of his first two collegiate seasons, and was honored as Big Ten Conference and National Freshman of the Year after the 1997- 98 campaign.
Senior captain Adam Dooley and junior Martin LeMesurier were named to the GCAA honorable mention list. Dooley, a native of Albany, Minn., finished in a tie for 12th individually at the 1999 NCAA Championships to lead the Golden Gopher contingent. The two-time member of the all-Big Ten team posted scores at or under par in 11 of his last 21 rounds this season. LeMesurier, the 1996-97 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was also named to the 1999 All-Big Ten squad.
Northwestern sophomore Luke Donald, the 1999 NCAA individual champion, was named Player of the Year. David Gossett of Texas was honored as Freshman Player of the Year.
Player Of The Year - Luke Donald, Northwestern Freshman Player Of The Year - David Gossett, Texas First Team All-Americans Jeremy Anderson, Junior, UNLV Jonathon Byrd, Junior, Clemson Luke Donald, Sophomore, Northwestern John Engler, Sophomore, Clemson David Gossett, Freshman, Texas Charles Howell, Junior, Oklahoma State Ryuji Imada, Sophomore, Georgia Joel Kribel, Senior, Stanford James McLean, Sophomore, Minnesota Bryce Molder, Sophomore, Georgia Tech Second Team All-Americans Paul Casey, Sophomore, Arizona State Ben Curtis, Junior, Kent State Michael Kirk, Junior, UNLV Edward Loar, Junior, Oklahoma State Andy Miller, Junior, BYU Jeff Quinney, Sophomore, Arizona State Jamie Rogers, Senior, Nebraska Andy Sanders, Sophomore, Houston Steve Scott, Senior, Florida Kyle Thompson, Sophomore, South Carolina Third Team All-Americans Jamie Broce, Senior, Ball State David Christensen, Senior, East Tennessee State Wil Collins, Freshman, New Mexico Eric Ecker, Junior, South Carolina Hunter Haas, Senior, Oklahoma Max Harris, Junior, North Carolina Troy Kelly, Freshman, Washington Michael Morrison, Junior, Georgia D.A. Points, Senior, Illinois Byron Schlagenhauf, Senior, UCLA Honorable Mention Camilo Benedetti, Freshman, Florida Chris Berry, Senior, UNLV Eamon Brady, Senior, East Tennessee State Mike Brennan, Senior, Houston Adam Dooley, Senior, Minnesota Robert Duck, Sophomore, Augusta State Carlton Forrester, Junior, Georgia Tech Steve Friesen, Senior, Nebraska Jose Garrido, Junior, BYU Derek Gillespie, Junior, Arizona Lucas Glover, Sophomore, Clemson Billy Harvey, Sophomore, BYU Don Hill, Senior, North Carolina Matt Krauss, Freshman, Duke Hank Kuehne, Senior, SMU Martin LeMesurier, Junior, Minnesota Martin Maritz, Junior, Tulsa Jeff McGraw, Sophomore, UCLA Jeremy Parrot, Senior, Georgia Carl Peterson, Junior, North Carolina State Alex Rocha, Junior, Mississippi State Victor Schwamkrug, Senior, Houston Adam Scott, Freshman, UNLV Chris Thompson, Senior, Kansas Ryan Vermeer, Junior, Kansas Chris Wisler, Sophomore, East Tennessee State