June 11, 2001

Okano Named a GCAA Academic All-American

June 8, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. - Santa Clara senior Tony Okano was named an All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America, the professional association of men's college golf coaches.

All-America Scholars are recognized for their performances athletically and scholastically. To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically, maintain a minimum grade-point average, compete in at least 75 percent of his team's varsity competitive rounds, and maintain a minimum stroke average set by the GCAA.

Okano, set to graduate this weekend with a 3.42 grade point average in accounting, became the school's first golfer to earn national academic honors when named a 2000 honoree by the GCAA. He was one of three players to participate in all 10 Bronco events during this past season and finished third on the team in stroke average, with a 76.65 mark.

2000-01 GCAA Division I All-America Scholars

Jeff Allen, Southwest Missouri State
Jason Allred, Pepperdine University
Anthony Arvidson, Oregon State University
Louis Aurelio, Yale University
Mike Austin, Ohio State University
Nic Baker, Illinois State University
David Bennett, University of North Florida
Thomas Blankvoort, The George Washington University
Ed Brockner, Yale University
B. J. Brown, Illinois State University
Phil Caravia, University of Mississippi
Walter Chun, University of California Berkeley
Wil Collins, University of New Mexico
Eric Dahlberg, Stanford University
Peter Davidson, Oklahoma State University
Joshua Dawes, Penn State University
Mark DiGiacomo, University of Richmond
Timothy Donovan, Xavier University
Robert M. Dreyfus III, University of Mississippi
Chris Eckerle, Yale University
Shawn Edwards, University of Utah
Michael W. Eglit, Lehigh University
Douglas J. Fiese, Georgia State University
Nicholas Gilliam, University of Florida
Sean Gilliland, Texas A&M University
Ryan Grant, Vanderbilt University
Casey Harbour, University of Kansas
Jason Higton, University of the Pacific
Anders Hultman, Oklahoma State University
John C. Hulwick, University of Denver
Jacob Hunter, University of Wyoming
Bryan Johnson, Southeast Missouri State University
Alexander Kent, University of Notre Dame
Kevin Kornowa, University of Toledo
Rob Kortan, University of New Mexico
Matt Krauss, Duke University
Luke LaFave, University of Detroit Mercy
Jan-Are Larsen, University of Alabama
Andy Latowski, Penn State University
Jim Lemon, University of Wisconsin
Andrew H. Malcolm, Harvard University
John Marshall, Elon College
Peter McWhorter, Princeton University
Kris Mikkelsen, Georgia Institute of Technology
Karl Mitchell, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Bryce Molder, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kyle Moran, University of Pennsylvania
Brad Morris, Eastern Kentucky University
Joseph Carter Moss, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Tony Okano, Santa Clara University
William Pollert, Ball State University
Jeff Quinney, Arizona State University
Steve Ratay, University of Notre Dame
Michael Roberts, Wichita State University
Philip Rowe, Stanford University
Blayne Smith, Army
Bryan Stark, University of Richmond
Robby Stephenson, Colorado State University
Justin Strausbaugh, Tulane University
Matthew Stutzman, University of Iowa
Will Swift, Auburn University
Christopher Thayer, Northwestern University
Johnny Tompson, University of North Florida
Justin Thompson, University of Rhode Island
Kyle Thompson, University of South Carolina
Jeffrey Turton, Penn State University
Bradley R. Wilder, University of Cincinnati
Matthew D. Williams, Kansas State University
Worth Williams, Baylor University
Daniel C. Witt, Ball State University
Casey Yates, Arkansas - Little Rock
Eli Zackheim, Colgate University