OU’s Cummins, Reband, OSU’s Eckroat earn All-America honors

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NORMAN, Okla. — University of Oklahoma seniors Quade Cummins and Garett Reband were named to the NCAA Division I PING All-America First Team as announced today by the GCAA.

Also on the first team were John Augenstein of Vanderbilt, Florida’s John Axelsen and Ricky Castillo, Cooper Dossey of Baylor, Peter Kuest of BYU, Pepperdine’s William Mouw, Trent Phillips of Georgia, Sahith Theegala of Pepperdine and Davis Thompson of Georgia.

Cummins and Reband will be part of the 24-player United States team that will compete against the top international collegiate golfers in the world, June 3-5 at the Lahinch Golf Club in Claire, Ireland.

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Cummins helped the Sooners to two team wins this season and had five top-15 individual finishes. Cummins shattered records at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic in the fall, posting a 193 (-20) to finish second. The Weatherford, Okla., native is ranked No. 5 nationally by GolfStat and has a 70.01 stroke average this season.

Reband is ranked No. 3 nationally by GolfStat with a 69.90 scoring average. He collected five top-10 victories, including a share of first place at the Puerto Rico Classic to begin the spring season.

Austin Eckroat of Edmond is one of 11 players on the second team.This past season, Eckroat competed in seven stroke-play events for the Cowboys, finishing inside the top 20 six times. In addition to a sixth-place showing at the East Lake Cup, he posted a runner-up showing at The Prestige after closing with a final round of 64.

Eckroat closed with a 65 at The Carmel Cup to tie for 13th place and used a second-round 67 to tie for 17th place at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. He posted consecutive 69s to open the Cabo Collegiate in the squad’s final event of the season, tying for 14th place.

Eckroat finished the year ranked 21st in the Golfstat rankings and No. 19 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

A total of 30 golfers were named honorable mention All-America.

2020 NCAA Division I PING All-America Teams

First Team
John Augenstein, Vanderbilt
John Axelsen, Florida
Ricky Castillo, Florida
Quade Cummins, Oklahoma
Cooper Dossey, Baylor
Peter Kuest, BYU
William Mouw, Pepperdine
Trent Phillips, Georgia
Garett Reband, Oklahoma
Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
Davis Thompson, Georgia

Second Team
Jonathan Brightwell, UNCG
Pierceson Coody, Texas
Austin Eckroat, Oklahoma State
Noah Goodwin, SMU
Evan Katz, Duke
Mac Meissner, SMU
Andy Ogletree, Georgia Tech
John Pak, Florida State
Adrien Pendaries, Duke
Mark Power, Wake Forest
Sandy Scott, Texas Tech

Third Team
Puwit Anupansuebsai, San Diego State
Devon Bling, UCLA
Sam Choi, New Mexico
Angus Flanagan, Minnesota
Christopher Gotterup, Rutgers
Walker Lee, Texas A&M
Yuxin Lin, Southern California
David Perkins, Illinois State
Jovan Rebula, Auburn
Cameron Sisk, Arizona State
Trevor Werbylo, Arizona

Honorable Mention
Sam Bennett, Texas A&M
Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
Davis Bryant, Colorado State
William Buhl, Arkansas
Ryan Burnett, North Carolina
Parker Coody, Texas
Spencer Cross, Tennessee
Reid Davenport, Vanderbilt
Hunter Eichhorn, Marquette
Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest
Ryan Gerard, North Carolina
Isaiah Jackson, Memphis
Johnny Keefer, Baylor
Jamie Li, Florida State
John Murphy, Louisville
Rhys Nevin, Tennessee
AJ Ott, Colorado State
Leo Oyo, San Diego State
William Paysee, Texas A&M
Rhett Rasmussen, BYU
Nolan Ray, Lipscomb
Jack Rhea, ETSU
Matthias Schmid, Louisville
Tyler Strafaci, Georgia Tech
Jack Trent, UNLV
Kieran Vincent, Liberty
Tim Widing, San Francisco
Jamie Wilson, South Carolina
Noah Woolsey, Washington
Jonathan Yuan, Liberty

NORMAN, Okla. – For the third time in his career, Oklahoma State’s Austin Eckroat has been named an All-American with the announcement of the NCAA Division I PING All-America Teams on Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

A junior from Edmond, Okla., Eckroat was one of 11 players named a second-team pick. With his selection, he brings the program’s total number of All-America selections to 186 and is OSU’s 26th three-time selection.

As a freshman, Eckroat received honorable mention All-America status as a member of the Cowboys’ national championship squad before earning third-team status a year ago.

This past season, Eckroat competed in seven stroke-play events for the Cowboys, finishing inside the top 20 six times. In addition to a sixth-place showing at the East Lake Cup, he posted a runner-up showing at The Prestige after closing with a final round of 64.

Eckroat closed with a 65 at The Carmel Cup to tie for 13th place and used a second-round 67 to tie for 17th place at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. He posted consecutive 69s to open the Cabo Collegiate in the squad’s final event of the season, tying for 14th place.

Eckroat finished the year ranked 21st in the Golfstat rankings and No. 19 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

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