Norlander Nets Second National Honor

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State freshman Henrik Norlander has been named to Golfweek magazine’s All-America team, according to a recent announcement from the publication’s headquarters in Orlando, Fla.

A native of Danderyd, Sweden, Norlander was named to the honorable mention All-America squad. He became the first freshman in the history of the ASU men’s golf program to be named a PING/GCAA All-American when he was selected to the third team by the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) last week. He was also just one of 10 freshmen in the nation to earn Golfweek accolades.

Norlander fashioned perhaps the finest freshman season in the history of the Jaguar men’s golf program. He collected two individual victories at the CordeValle Collegiate last fall and the Cavalier Classic in April. He helped lead ASU to a second-place finish in the NCAA East Regional at Council Fire Golf Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. He entered the NCAA Championships with a 71.89 stroke average and his four top-10’s and six top-20’s both were team highs.

The only Jaguar to play in all 12 events in 2007-08, Norlander finished the season with a team-best 72.39 stroke average while his six sub-70 rounds, 15 rounds or par or better and his 32 rounds in the 70’s all led the team.

Norlander’s selection marks the ninth under ASU head coach Josh Gregory and the 17th All-American selection for the Jaguar men’s golf program since 1995.

Oklahoma State’s Rickie Fowler was named the Golfweek College Player-of-the-Year. A freshman at Oklahoma State, Fowler who won two events and had top-8 finishes in 10 of 12 starts this season. Joining Fowler are UCLA’s Kevin Chappell, who won the NCAA individual championship en route to leading the Bruins to the team championship, and

Alabama’s Michael Thompson, who shot a final-round 65 to capture the SEC individual title. Georgia State’s Joel Sjoholm, Southern California’s Jamie Lovemark and Rory Hie, Sihwan Kim from Stanford, Jonas Blixt from Florida State, Georgia Tech’s Chesson Hadley and Jorge Campillo of Indiana round out the 10-player first team.

“Today’s college game is incredibly competitive, and Golfweek salutes these players for being the best of the best,” said Golfweek Editor Jeff Babineau. “Today’s collegiate talent pool is deep, filled from all corners of the globe, and to be named to the All-America Team is an impressive accomplishment. You will be hearing many of these names for many years to come in both the amateur and professional game.”

2008 Golfweek
All-America Teams

Rickie Fowler          Oklahoma State           Fr.         Murrieta, Calif.
Kevin Chappell         UCLA                     Sr.         Fresno, Calif.
Michael Thompson       Alabama                  Sr.         Tucson, Ariz.
Joel Sjoholm           Georgia State            Sr.         Gothenburg, Sweden
Jamie Lovemark         Southern California      Soph.       Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Rory Hie               Southern California      Soph.       Lakewood, Calif.
Sihwan Kim             Stanford                 Fr.         Buena Park, Calif.
Jonas Blixt            Florida State            Sr.         Hammaro, Sweden
Chesson Hadley         Georgia Tech             Soph.       Raleigh, N.C.
Jorge Campillo         Indiana                  Jr.         Cacares, Spain

Webb Simpson           Wake Forest              Sr.         Raleigh, N.C.
Gareth Shaw            East Tennessee State     Sr.         Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Russell Henley         Georgia                  Fr.         Macon, Ga.
Adam Mitchell          Georgia                  Jr.         Chattanooga, Tenn.
Troy Merritt           Boise State              Sr.         Fridley, Minn.
Billy Horschel         Florida                  Jr.         Grant, Fla.
Zack Sucher            UAB                      Jr.         Mobile, Ala.
Hudson Swafford        Georgia                  Soph.       Tallahassee, Fla.
Rob Grube              Stanford                 Sr.         Hinsdale, Calif.
Ryan Spears            Wichita State            Sr.         Del City, Okla.

Derek Fathauer         Louisville               Sr.         Jensen Beach, Fla.
Erik Flores            UCLA                     Jr.         Grass Valley, Calif.
Charlie Holland        Texas                    Jr.         Dallas, Texas
Jonas Enander Hedin    Charlotte                Sr.         Taby, Sweden
Matthew Swan           Alabama                  Jr.         Montgomery, Ala.
Jonathan Hodge         Chattanooga              Jr.         Jefferson City, Tenn.
Andrew Putnam          Pepperdine               Fr.         University Place, Wash.
James Allenby          Oregon State             Sr.         Langley, British Columbia
Jay Moseley            Auburn                   Sr.         Bainbridge, Ala.
Harris English         Georgia                  Fr.         Thomasville, Ga.

Kevin O’Connell        North Carolina           Fr.         Cary, N.C.
Jurrian Vander Vaart   Virginia Tech            Sr.         Almelo, The Netherlands

Kyle Stanley           Clemson                  Soph.       Gig Harbor, Wash.
Aaron Goldberg         San Diego State          Sr.         Encinitas, Calif.
Jesper Kennegard       Arizona State            Fr.         Klippan, Sweden
Manuel Villegas        Florida                  Sr.         Medellin, Colombia
Ryan Brehm             Michigan State           Sr.         Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Mark Anderson          South Carolina           Sr.         Beaufort, S.C.
Matthew Giles          Southern California      Fr.         Sydney, Australia
Tom Glissmeyer         Southern California      Jr.         Colorado Springs, Colo.
Trent Leon             Oklahoma State           Jr.         Dallas, Texas
Matt Hill              North Carolina State     Fr.         Bright’s Grove, Ontario
Cameron Tringale       Georgia Tech             Jr.         Laguna Nigel, Calif.
Clayton Rask           Minnesota                Sr.         Otsego, Minn.
Corey Nagy             Charlotte                Soph.       Charlotte, N.C.
Michael Schachner      Duke                     Sr.         Libertyville, Ill.
Mike Van Sickle        Marquette                Jr.         Wexford, Pa.
Andrew Landry          Arkansas                 Jr.         Groves, Texas
Brian Harman           Georgia                  Jr.         Savannah, Ga.

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