NORMAN, Okla. – Baylor’s Joakim Mikkelsen is one of 10 golfers named to the 2012 Division I PING All-America third team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.
The Drammen, Norway, native is one of seven Big 12 golfers named to the PING All-America teams, joining first-teamers Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Spieth of Texas; third-teamer Julio Vegas of Texas; and honorable mention selections Will Kropp of Oklahoma, Nate McCoy of Iowa State and Cameron Peck of Texas A&M.
Mikkelsen, a Golfweek All-America honorable mention, is the 13th All-American in program history and the first PING All-American in six years when Ryan Baca picked up first-team honors. In May, Mikkelsen was named to the 2012 PING All-Central Region Team, earning all-region honors for the third consecutive season.
As a senior, Mikkelsen became Baylor’s first All-Big 12 golfer since 2008 and was one of five finalists for the 2012 Byron Nelson Award. He concluded the 2011-12 season with a 71.38 stroke average, the second-lowest single-season average in program history. He won the 2012 Big 12 Championship individual title, shooting 3-under and erasing a seven-stroke deficit in the final round. He leaves Baylor with 12 career top-five and 19 career top-10 finishes, ranking third in program history in both categories.
2012 PING ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
Blayne Barber, Auburn; Julien Brun, TCU; Dylan Frittelli, Texas; Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga;
Daniel Miernicki, Oregon; Thomas Pieters, Illinois; Patrick Rodgers, Stanford; Jordan Spieth, Texas;
Justin Thomas, Alabama; Chris Williams, Washington; Eugene Wong, Oregon
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA; Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA; Luke Guthrie, Illinois; Brooks Koepka, Florida State; Ben Kohles, Virginia; Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington; J.J. Spaun, San Diego State; T.J. Vogel, Florida; Cory Whitsett, Alabama; Andrew Yun, Stanford
Zac Blair, BYU; Alex Ching, San Diego; Max Homa, California; Robert Karlsson, Liberty; Joakim Mikkelsen, Baylor;
Julian Suri, Duke; Julio Vegas, Texas; James White, Georgia Tech; Peter Williamson, Dartmouth; Bobby Wyatt, Alabama
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech; Josh Anderson, Pepperdine; Anton Arboleda, UCLA; Kevin Aylwin, North Florida;
Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn; Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas; John Catlin, New Mexico; Albin Choi, NC State;
Eric Chun, Northwestern; Corey Conners, Kent State; Sean Dale, North Florida; Greg Eason, UCF;
Derek Ernst, UNLV; Ricardo Gouveia, UCF; Vaita Guillaume, Campbell; Brandon Hagy, California;
Jeffrey Kang, USC; Michael Kim, California; Will Kropp, Oklahoma; Steve Lim, USC; Tyler McCumber, Florida;
Nate McCoy, Iowa State; Corbin Mills, Clemson; Keith Mitchell, Georgia; Cameron Peck, Texas A&M;
Kevin Penner, UNLV; Matt Schovee, SMU; Max Scodro, Notre Dame; Ethan Tracy, Arkansas; Joseph Winslow, Iowa;
Sang Yi, LSU