Stanley makes history with GCAA All-America Third Team selection

Stanley makes history with GCAA All-America Third Team selection
Thursday, May 27, 2010 | by Junior Daniel Stanley becomes the first Newberry men's golfer to earn All-America honors

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Newberry College junior Daniel Stanley was named to the Division II PING Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-America Third Team as announced on Thursday.

The GCAA is the professional association of men's golf coaches. Established in 1958, the GCAA is a non-profit organization is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing its members who participate in men's golf at all levels. Through its established events and programs, the GCAA maintains a goal of increasing awareness and the status of men's golf.

Stanley becomes the first Newberry men's golfer to earn All-America team honors. Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) was an honorable mention during his freshman season in 2007-08. Just last week, Stanley earned GCAA All-Region honors for the second time in his career.

The 2009-10 campaign for Stanley represented one of the most successful seasons for a Newberry golfer culminating in a third consecutive team berth to the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional. As an individual, Stanley participated in nine tournaments during the season accumulating a school record for season stroke average. Over 22 rounds played at nine different courses, Stanley's average per 18 holes was a miniscule 71.6.

Daniel won his first two collegiate tournaments this season, setting a school record for a 54-hole low at the Bearcat Classic on March 29-30. Stanley shot a 207 (69-68-70; -9) en route to the individual tournament championship.

Less than a month later, Stanley became the second Newberry men's golfer to win a Food Lion South Atlantic Conference individual tournament championship. Shooting a three round total of 216 (73-71-72; E), Stanley paced a field of 45 as Newberry finished second in the team standings.

In the fall, Stanley tied the school record for an 18-hole low after the first round of the State-Farm Laker Invitational in Hampton, Ga. needing just 66 strokes to complete the course. With a second round of 69, Stanley set the Newberry record for an 18-hole low the next day with a 135 (66-69; -9).

A first team All-SAC selection, Stanley finished the season with seven top-20 placements, six top-10 placements, and three top-5 placements as well as an impressive win/loss record of 626-128.

For Daniel Stanley's full season statistics, click here.

GCAA Division II PING All-America Teams
First Team
Cyril Bouniol, Abilene Christian
Chris Carlin, Barry
Seth Fair, Indianapolis
Eric Lilleboe, Ferris State
Brett Munson, North Alabama
Matt Stauch, Florida Southern
Gavin Smith, IUP
Gene Webster, CSU-Santa Barbara
Justin Yoder, Central Missouri

Second Team
Alex Carpenter, Abilene Christian
Scott Crichton, Western New Mexico
Chesley Gunn, Valdosta State
Joe Juszczyk, Wayne State
Danny Lewis, Northern Kentucky
Kyle Souza, CSU-Chico State
Matt Vela, St. Mary's (Texas)
Carlos Velez, Barry

Third Team
Patrick Bauer, Sonoma State
Victor Billskoog, Barry
Jude Eustaquio, Florida Southern
Ben Lasso, Queens
Patricio Salem, Lynn
Daniel Stanley, Newberry
Peter Tarver Jones, Belmont Abbey
Brandon Taylor, CSU-Stanislaus

Honorable Mention
Francisco Bide, Georgia College
Trevor Blair, CSU-Stanislaus
Bobby Bode, Nova Southeastern
Brad Caldwell, North Greenville
Xavier Dailly, Western Washington
Lucas Delgado, CSU-Chico State
Sylvester Gama, CSU-Chico State
Matthew Hatcher, St. Edward's
Ryan Indovina, CSU-Dominguez Hills
Niclas Johansson, Georgia College
Eric Kennedy, Lincoln Memorial
Collin Mayer, St. Edward's
Robert Nasalli-Roca, Lander
Bryan Ratterman, Bellarmine
Shelton Smith, Florida Southern
Peter Svajlen, Cameron
Janssen Todd, Sonoma State
Jordan Walor, UNC Pembroke
Jeremy Wendelken, Sonoma State
Marcus Williams, Lynn
Scott Yeakel, CSU-Monterey Bay
Joe Young, Georgia College