SILVIS, Ill. – Matthew Cheung and Rupert Kaminski of Oklahoma City University were named NAIA men’s golf first-team all-Americans as awarded by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Cheung, a senior from Brisbane, Australia, took home all-American honors for the fourth straight season while Kaminski, a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, reeled in the honor for the second straight year.
This season, Cheung has a 72.00 stroke average per-18 holes and has five top five finishes, including an individual title at the U.C. Ferguson Classic. Cheung grabbed first-team honors last season, second-team acclaim in his sophomore campaign and a third-team nod his freshman year.
Cheung became OCU’s seventh four-time men’s golf all-American, joining Clark Collier (2009-12), Anthony Marchesani (2013-16), Anthony Michael (2006-09), Colin Nel (2006-09), James Marchesani (2011-14) and Michael Palmer (2010-13).
Kaminski ranks third in the NAIA with an average score of 71.22 this season. He has three individual titles on the year, including a first-place finish in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships. Kaminski has shot under 80 in 26 of his 27 rounds this season and has 11 sub-70 rounds.
The Stars have won national championships in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016.
GCAA NAIA First-Team All-Americans
Jake Bauer, Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
Matthew Cheung, Oklahoma City
Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City
Ben Kendrick, Cumberlands (Ky.)
SM Lee, Dalton State (Ga.)
Rowan Lester, Texas Wesleyan
Billy McKenzie, William Woods (Mo.)
Cameron Moralee, Keiser (Fla.)
David Ravetto, Texas Wesleyan
Lawren Rowe, Victoria (British Columbia)
Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist (Texas)