EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State golfer Matt Harmon was named a PING Division I Third Team All-American, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Thursday. He is the 11th Spartan to be named to the All-American team and the first since Eric Jorgensen was honored in 2002.
"I am so proud and happy for Matt," Mark Hankins said. "Earning All-America honors is an elite accomplishment and a great culmination of his career as a Spartan."
The 21st-ranked golfer finished his four years at MSU with the lowest career scoring average (73.51) in the history of Michigan State golf, while recording back-to-back tournament titles this year at the Fossum/Spartan Invitational on April 21-22 and the Kepler Invitational on April 14-15.
The Grand Rapids native was a unanimous selection as the Big Ten Golfer of the Year, becoming the second MSU golfer to earn the award. He finished in the top five in six of his nine tournaments this season, helping him wrap up his career with 15 top-5 finishes and 26 top-20 finishes. Also during his career, Harmon was a 2005 Ping All-Midwest Regional award winner and a three-time All-Big Ten selection.
Harmon is the second golfer to earn All-American accolades under Hankins. Eric Jorgensen was a third team All-American in 2002, then the first Spartan to earn the award since 1974.