FERRIS' CARLSON NAMED HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN
Jeff Carlson Earns Recognition From Golf Coaches Association Of America
Senior Jeff Carlson (Holland/West Ottawa), a member of the 2006-07 Ferris State University men's golf team, has been named to the Division II PING All-America Honorable Mention Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) in an announcement made by the national organization.
Carlson was among 29 golfers to receive honorable mention All-America accolades and the first Bulldog men's golf team member to receive Division II PING All-America kudos since the 2001-02 season when Mitch Flemming garnered third team honors.
The GCAA announced a first, second, third, and honorable mention team with a total of 54 student-athletes being named to one of the four teams.
Carlson concluded the 2006-07 campaign with a career single-season best 74.59 strokes per round average (2,163 total strokes) in 29 rounds. He compiled nine top-20 finishes, which included three top-five performances en route to earning All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Second-Team plaudits and team Most Valuable Player recognition.
A 2006-07 NCAA Division II All-Great Lakes Region selection, Carlson was the Bulldogs' top golfer in four tournaments this season and earned top individual medalist honors at the 2007 NCAA-II Great Lakes Super Regional (May 7-9) in Joplin, Mo., with a first-place 206-stroke score. He played an integral role in leading Ferris State to the Great Lakes Super Regional Championship title as the Bulldogs recorded an 864 team score and qualified for the 45th annual NCAA-II Championships (May 22-25) at Allendale, Mich.
At the NCAA-II Championships, Carlson paced Ferris by firing a 43rd-place tying 305 four-round stroke total as the Bulldogs placed 17th among the participating teams with a four-round 1,245 score in the 72-hole tournament.
Carlson was a four-time all-conference selection, receiving honorable mention laurels twice (2003-04 and 2004-05) before gaining a spot on the 2005-06 first team.
Carlson wrapped up his four-year career at FSU with a 75.64 stroke average (8,094 total strokes) in 107 rounds. He totaled 26 top-20 place finishes and was among the top five individuals on six occasions. Carlson was Ferris' top individual finisher in eight tournaments during his career.
The GCAA All-America Committee selected the All-Americans based upon their outstanding play over the course of the entire 2006-07 season, including the NCAA Championships. To be selected to one of the PING All-America teams, a player must be named to one of the PING All-Region teams or finish in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships. The GCAA, which was established in 1958, is the professional association of collegiate menís golf coaches. The non-profit organization is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes who participate in collegiate golf at all levels. Through its established events and programs, the GCAA maintains a goal of increasing awareness and the status of menís collegiate golf.