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Millard adds another All-America accolade

Second honor this season for Murfreesboro native

June 23, 2011 · Athletic Communications

NORMAN, Okla. -- Middle Tennessee senior golfer Jason Millard has been named a third team Division I Ping All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Millard, who earlier this week was tabbed a third-team honoree by Golfweek.com, is the first outright All-American at Middle Tennessee since Mike Whiteside and Ernie Adcock in 1968.

"This is yet another tremendous honor for Jason, our program, and the university," Blue Raider head coach Whit Turnbow said. "He had a brilliant career and played a big role in the elevation of our golf program. Jason showed he can compete with the very best nationally throughout his career. I am very proud of all his accomplishments along the way."

The Murfreesboro native enjoyed a stellar senior season with one win, eight top five finishes, and a stroke average of 70.6 which ranks among the best in the nation. Millard also set the school record earlier this year with a 63 at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.

Along with All-American honors, Millard was first team all-conference, Division I Ping All-Region, and earned National Player of the Week honors in late February. Millard is the only Blue Raider golfer to appear in four NCAA Regionals and twice he made the National Championships.

Recently, Millard moved up in the World Amateur Golf Rankings at No. 42 and is the 28th American. He has also qualified for the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in Brandon, Oregon that will be played June 27-July 2.

2011 Division I PING All-America Teams

First Team
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
John Peterson, LSU
Patrick Reed, Augusta State
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
Bank Vongvanij, Florida
James White, Georgia Tech
Andrew Yun, Stanford

Second Team
Blayne Barber, Auburn
Phillip Choi, Florida
Harris English, Georgia
J.T. Griffin, Georgia Tech
Jeff Karlsson, Kennesaw State
Henrik Norlander, Augusta State
Jordan Russell, Texas A&M
Kyle Scott, Georgia Tech
Cory Whitsett, Alabama
Chris Williams, Washington

Third Team
Andres Echavarria, Florida
Ignacio Elvira, Texas A&M
Nils Floren, Texas Tech
Dylan Frittelli, Texas
Vince India, Iowa
Lion Kim, Michigan
Ben Kohles, Virginia
Gregor Main, UCLA
Jason Millard, Middle Tennessee
J.J. Spaun, San Diego State

Honorable Mention
Abraham Ancer, Oklahoma
Todd Baek, San Diego State
Evan Beck, Wake Forest
Lee Bedford, Wake Forest
Chris Brant, Iowa
Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas
Albin Choi, NC State
Austin Cook, Arkansas
Chris DeForest, Illinois
John Hahn, Kent State
Matt Hansen, UC Davis
Russell Henley, Georgia
Kelly Kraft, SMU
Scott Langley, Missouri
David Lipsky, Northwestern
Jace Long, Missouri
Andrew Loupe, LSU
Alex Moore, Oregon State
Brinson Paolini, Duke
Cameron Peck, Texas A&M
Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine
Mitchell Sutton, NC State
Hudson Swafford, Georgia
Michael Weaver, California
Pontus Widegren, UCLA
Robin Wingardh, Tennessee

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