Friday, June 10, 2011

Postseason honors for 4 men's team student-athletes

On June 9, the Stanford Athletic Department announced its annual athletic awards for all sports and two men's Graham Brockington and Andrew Yun were honored.  Graham received the Warrior Award and Andrew Yun was one of four men to be honored with the Block "S" Outstanding Male Sophomore Award.  On June 6, Graham, Andrew along with David Chung and Steve Ziegler were recognized by the Pac 10 for outstanding academic achievement.

Administered by the Director of Sports Performance, this award honors the student-athlete who not only displays maximum effort on and off the field of competition, but also brings out the best in his/her teammates through positive attitude, relentless work ethic and consistent commitment to performance enhancement. The award is given in memory of Arthur F. Dauer '59.

Graham Brockington
"Ever since stepping foot on The Farm, Graham has been relentless with improving his performance on the golf course. A day seldom goes by where he does not challenge his teammates, and a day never passes where he doesn't push himself in the weight room. His perseverance and dedication to fitness and practice on the course has paid off, allowing Graham to finish playing some of the best golf of his career."
Jason Quan, Sports Performance Coach

Ryan Mango
Became Stanford's 15th All-American with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, accomplishing the feat with a torn LCL ... helped lead Stanford to a program-best 11th-place finish at NCAA Championships ... ranked second on the team with 26 wins, including a 11-1 dual record ... second on the team with five pins ... finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships at 125 pounds ... recorded a 14-match winning streak, tied for the 10th best stretch in school history ... won the 125-pound title at the Fullerton Open ... finished fourth at the Midland Championships in Chicago.

Stephen Piscotty
All-Pac-10 First Team selection ... Stanford's leader in batting average (.370) and multi-hit games (26) ... ranked third in the Pac-10 in batting average ... one of two Cardinal players to appear in every game, starting each contest at third base.

Shayne Skov
Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection ... led team with 84 total tackles, including 50 solo stops ... also had 7.5 sacks among his 10.5 tackles-for-loss ... ranked eighth in the Pac- 10 in tackles per game (7.64) ... finished with 12 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one pass breakup in a stellar Orange Bowl effort against Virginia Tech ... totaled 46 tackles over the last six games of the season in which Stanford allowed just 56 points while pitching two shutouts ... finished with a season-high 13 tackles against USC, including one for loss.

Andrew Yun
PING First Team All-American ... First Team All-Pac-10 selection ... Hogan Award semifinalist ... Stanford's top finisher in nine of 11 events ... recorded seven top-5 finishes ... won his first collegiate title at The Prestige at PGA West.

On June 6, it was announced that four members of Stanford's men's golf team earned spots on the Pac-10 Conference's All-Academic team, led by senior Graham Brockington, who merited first team honors.  
Brockington, who carries a 3.46 cumulative grade point average as a economics major, joins Thomas Buran (Arizona State), Jack Dukeminier (Oregon), Pedro Figueiredo (UCLA), Charlie Hughes (Washington) and Kevin Spooner (Washington) on the first team.
Senior Steve Ziegler, junior David Chung and sophomore Andrew Yun were honorable mention selections.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minumum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant contributor on his/her team. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Andrew Yun named 1st team All-American

Andrew Yun at the 2011 Pac 2010 Championship where he finished 4th
Sophomore standout Andrew Yun was named a First-Team All-American by the Golf Coaches of America after a superb season in which he had 1 win and 7 top 5 finishes in his 11 tournaments.  His stroke average of 70.9 was 2.5 shots lower than the next lowest on Stanford's team.

Congratulations to Andrew for one of the strongest seasons ever by a Stanford golfer!

The following announcement can be found on the link below:

STILLWATER, Okla. – PING First-Team All-America honorees for Division I have been announced by the GCAA following the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships.

First-Team All-Americans included 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, James White of Georgia Tech and Andrew Yun of Stanford.

Division I PING First-Team All-Americans 

Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
John Peterson, LSU
Patrick Reed, Augusta State
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
Bank Vongvanij, Florida
James White, Georgia Tech
Andrew Yun, Stanford