June 6, 2011
Stillwater, Okla. – James White, a two-time winner for Georgia Tech this year, has been named to the PING All-America first-team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The junior from Acworth, Ga., who tied for eighth in the medal portion of the NCAA Golf Championship last week, is the 19th first-team All-American in Georgia Tech’s golf history, and the 16th since 1990. White won two of collegiate golf’s bigger events this year – the United States Collegiate Championship in the fall and the Puerto Rico Classic in the spring.
In 11 events this year, White finished in the top five of four of them, the top 10 in eight, and the top 20 in 11, helping the Yellow Jackets win the ACC Championship for the third straight year, and finish second in both the NCAA East Regional and the medal-play portion of the NCAA Championship. He was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team, posted a 71.6 stroke average and finished the year ranked No. 11 in the Golfstat Cup, and 14th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
The first team also includes Patrick Cantlay of UCLA, Alabama’s Bud Cauley, Luke Guthrie of Illinois, Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann, Kevin Tway and Peter Uihlein, LSU’s John Peterson, Patrick Reed of Augusta State, Florida’s Bank Vongvanij and Andrew Yun of Stanford.
Three other Yellow Jackets – seniors John-Tyler Griffin, Paul Haley and Kyle Scott – were named to the GCAA’s All-East Region teams last week and will be in line for All-America honors when the second- and third- teams are announced.