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White, Albertson Earn GCAA All-America Honors

June 20, 2012

Norman, Okla. – Georgia Tech senior James White was named to the Golf Coaches Association All-America third team Wednesday, while freshman Anders Albertson earned honorable mention All-America honors.

The honor is the second for White, who made the first team as a junior in 2012. The Acworth, Ga., native, who graduated May 5, won the Byron Nelson Award this spring, and also made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team and was named to the United States team which is preparing for the Palmer Cup in Scotland. He is the first Tech golfer to play on four ACC Championship teams.

Albertson, from Woodstock, Ga., also made the All-ACC team this year, the first Tech freshman to make the team since 2006. He posted five top-10 finishes in 11 events.

The second, third and honorable mention PING All-America Teams were announced by the GCAA on Wednesday. Blayne Barber of Auburn, TCU’s Julien Brun, Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Spieth of Texas, Chattanooga’s Stephan Jaeger, Daniel Miernicki and Eugene Wong of Oregon, Illinois’ Thomas Pieters, Patrick Rodgers of Stanford, Alabama’s Justin Thomas and Washington’s Chris Williams were previously named to the PING All-America First Team.

Patrick Cantlay and Pedro Figueiredo of UCLA, Illinois’ Luke Guthrie, Brooks Koepka of Florida State, Virginia’s Ben Kohles, Cheng-Tsung Pan of Washington, San Diego State’s J.J. Spaun, T.J. Vogel of Florida, Alabama’s Cory Whitsett and Stanford’s Andrew Yun comprise the second team.

Third-team honorees include BYU’s Zac Blair, Alex Ching of San Diego, California’s Max Homa, Robert Karlsson of Liberty, Baylor’s Joakim Mikkelsen, Julian Suri of Duke, Texas’ Julio Vegas, James White of Georgia Tech, Dartmouth’s Peter Williamson and Alabama’s Bobby Wyatt.

A total of 31 golfers were named honorable mention All-America.

PING All-America Teams

First Team
Blayne Barber, Auburn; Julien Brun, TCU; Dylan Frittelli, Texas; Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga; Daniel Miernicki, Oregon; Thomas Pieters, Illinois; Patrick Rodgers, Stanford ; Jordan Spieth, Texas ; Justin Thomas, Alabama; Chris Williams, Washington; Eugene Wong, Oregon

Second Team
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA; Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA; Luke Guthrie, Illinois; Brooks Koepka, Florida State; Ben Kohles, Virginia; Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington; J.J. Spaun, San Diego State; T.J. Vogel, Florida; Cory Whitsett, Alabama; Andrew Yun, Stanford

Third Team
Zac Blair, BYU; Alex Ching, San Diego; Max Homa, California; Robert Karlsson, Liberty; Joakim Mikkelsen, Baylor; Julian Suri, Duke; Julio Vegas, Texas; James White, Georgia Tech; Peter Williamson, Dartmouth; Bobby Wyatt, Alabama

Honorable Mention
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech; Josh Anderson, Pepperdine; Anton Arboleda, UCLA; Kevin Aylwin, North Florida; Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn; Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas; John Catlin, New Mexico; Albin Choi, NC State; Eric Chun, Northwestern; Corey Conners, Kent State; Sean Dale, North Florida; Greg Eason, UCF; Derek Ernst, UNLV; Ricardo Gouveia, UCF; Vaita Guillaume, Campbell; Brandon Hagy, California; Jeffrey Kang, Southern California; Michael Kim, California; Will Kropp, Oklahoma; Steve Lim, Southern California; Tyler McCumber, Florida; Nate McCoy, Iowa State; Corbin Mills, Clemson; Keith Mitchell, Georgia; Cameron Peck, Texas A&M; Kevin Penner, UNLV; Matt Schovee, SMU; Max Scodro, Notre Dame; Ethan Tracy, Arkansas; Joseph Winslow, Iowa; Sang Yi, LSU


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