Vanderbilt's Snedeker Named First-Team All-America 6/2/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt senior Brandt Snedeker became the first Commodore men's golfer in school history to earn First-Team All-America honors after he was named to the nation's top squad by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Last season, Snedeker was Vanderbilt's first ever All-American after earning Second-Team All-America honors by the GCAA.

Snedeker just completed a record-setting senior season that solidifies his career as the best in Vanderbilt history. In his final campaign, Snedeker was ranked No. 1 in the nation, earned SEC Male Golfer of the Year honors, was named All-SEC honors for the third consecutive season, won three consecutive tournaments, topped the SEC in stroke average and led Vanderbilt into the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship for the first time ever.

This past fall the Nashville native finished fifth at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, which featured 24 of the nation's elite collegiate golfers. Snedeker also has been invited to participate in this summer's 2003 Palmer Cup, which pits the United States against a European squad.

In addition to being named First-Team All-America, Snedeker also was named to the Southeast's All-Region squad.

GCAA Division I Men's Golf Awards

PING All-America First Team
Ricky Barnes Arizona
Dustin Bray North Carolina
Alejandro Cañizares Arizona State
Bill Haas Wake Forest
Brock Mackenzie Washington
Hunter Mahan Oklahoma State
Troy Matteson Georgia Tech
Chris Nallen Arizona
Brandt Snedeker Vanderbilt
D.J. Trahan Clemson
Nick Watney Fresno State

Southeast All-Region Team
Matias Anselmo Jacksonville State
David Denham Georgia
Ryan Gildersleeve South Alabama
Ty Harris Georgia State
John Humphries Lousiana State
Eirik Tage Johansen South Carolina
Kevin Kisner Georgia
Gareth Maybin South Alabama
Bruce McDonald Charleston
David Skinns Tennessee
Brandt Snedeker Vanderbilt
Brett Stegmaier Florida
James Vargas Florida
Camilo Villegas Florida
Lee Williams Auburn

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