Lobo Golfers Snare Numerous GCAA Awards
Albuquerque, N.M. -- The Golf Coaches Association of America announced the award recipients for Division I following the completion of the 2003 NCAA Mens Golf Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and several Lobos received awards, including head coach Glen Millican, who was named Coach of the Year in the Southwest region.
Millican, in only his second year as head coach of the UNM program, led the Lobos to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year and this year led the team to its first-ever Mountain West Conference Championship. He joins nine other coaches nationwide to be honored.
Other Lobos receiving honors were Michael Letzig, who was named a second-team PING All-American and was a Team Effort Regional Medalist for the West region. Letzig won three tournaments this season for the Lobos, including the William H. Tucker Invitational and the individual championships of both the Mountain West Conference Tournament and the NCAA West Regional. Letzig was also named to the PING All-Region Team for individuals in the Southwest region.
Junior Ian Medlock earned two separate honors, including being named to the PING All-Region Team in the Southwest region. He also was named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar due to his hard work in the classroom. Earlier this year, Medlock tied Letzig for the second-lowest single round in UNM mens golf history. Medlock shot a 64 in the second round of the WNMU Intercollegiate, tying him with Letzig, who accomplished the feat in 2001, at the John Burns Invitational. Medlock went on to win the WNMU Intercollegiate.
Freshman phenom Jay Choi was the other Lobo honored. He was named to the PING All-Region Team in the Southwest region after compiling an outstanding year. Choi became the first true UNM freshman to win a tournament, as he finished in first place at the Club Glove Intercollegiate earlier this season.
The Golf Coaches Association of America is the professional association of mens golf coaches and was established in 1958.