June 19, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis standout golfer Matt Hansen, who helped highlight his senior season by being named the Colby E. "Babe" Slater Award winner as the university's top male athlete, has been named an All-America honorable mention by Golfweek, it's been announced.
Hansen was the only Big West Conference player to be named to Golfweek's All-America teams. His honor joins the PING All-Region award he received earlier this month.
Hansen put together one of the best seasons in UC Davis golf history on his way to All-Big West first-team honors. He won two tournaments - the El Macero Classic and the Big West Championship - in successive fashion while posting a program-record 70.6 scoring average.
Hansen had five finishes in the top 10, a low round of 65 and played 25 of his 35 rounds at par or better. He also finished 38th in the Golfstat Cup standings.
"Matt was one of the best players in the country this year," said Aggie coach Cy Williams. "This honor is very deserving and also makes Matt the first two-time All-American in our team's short Div. I history. We look forward to following Matt's journey as a professional golfer and hope he realizes all his dreams. He can do it!"
Hansen was named a PING All-America honorable mention after his freshman season in 2010-11. He ended his career with four All-Big West awards, and two at the all-region and All-America levels.
He's currently competing in the 103rd California Amateur Championship at Omini La Costa Resort and Spa where he's advanced to the quarterfinal round. Hansen will face William Bruckner of Walnut Creek beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday. The semifinals will be held on Friday as well with the championship set for Saturday.
The Aggies finished their season by advancing as an at-large team to the NCAA Auburn Regional.
Patrick Rodgers, junior, Stanford
Robby Shelton, freshman, Alabama
Ollie Schniederjans, junior, Georgia Tech
Cameron Wilson, senior, Stanford
Joey Garber, senior, Georgia
Brandon Hagy, senior, California
Bobby Wyatt, senior, Alabama
Greg Eason, senior, Central Florida
Wyndham Clark, freshman, Oklahoma State
Julien Brun, junior, TCU
Byrson Dechambeau, sophomore, SMU
Trey Mullinax, senior, Alabama
Denny McCarthy, junior, Virginia
Seth Reeves, senior, Georgia Tech
Scott Vincent, junior, Virginia Tech
Sebastian Cappelen, senior, Arkansas
Joel Stalter, senior, California
Lee McCoy, sophomore, Georgia
Roman Robledo, junior, Houston
Jack Maguire, freshman, Florida State
Brian Campbell, junior, Illinois
Ricardo Gouveia, senior, Central Florida
Rico Hoey, freshman, USC
J.T. Poston, junior, Western Carolina
Cory Whitsett, senior, Alabama
Chase Koepka, sophomore, South Florida
Trevor Cone, junior, Virginia Tech
Jon Rahm, sophomore, Arizona State
Stewart Jolly, junior, LSU
Talor Gooch, senior, Oklahoma State
Gavin Green, junior, New Mexico
Taylor Pendrith, senior, Kent State
Cheng-Tsung Pan, junior, Washington
Emilio Cuartero, senior, Missouri
Michael Cromie, senior, Georgia
Beau Hossler, freshman, Texas
Mattias Schwab, freshman, Vanderbilt
Kyle Jones, junior, Baylor
Curtis Thompson, junior, LSU
Jonathan Garrick, sophomore, UCLA
Lorens Chan, sophomore UCLA
Pep Angles, junior, Central Arkansas
Ian Davis, senior, Oklahoma State
Ben Crancer, sophomore, Texas A&M
Jordan Niebrugge, sophomore, Oklahoma State
Charlie Danielson, sophomore, Illinois
Matt Hansen, senior, UC DAVIS
Niclas Carlsson, senior, Auburn
Grant Forrest, junior, San Diego
M.J. Maguire, junior, North Florida