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    De Jonge Named All-American
    Senior named to GCAA second team
    May 31, 2003

    Norman, Okla. - Virginia Tech golfer Brendon de Jonge has been named to the PING All-America second team, as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America. This is the second consecutive season that de Jonge has earned the honor.

    "This is a great honor, not only for Brendon, but for his family, the university and our golf program," Head Coach Jay Hardwick said. "It is very appropriate that the all-time leading scorer in the history of Virginia Tech golf would end his career by being named an all-american two consecutive years."

    De Jonge, a senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, won the 2003 BIG EAST Conference medalist honors and finished second at the 2002 Western Refining All-America Golf Classic, an individual event that invited the top collegiate golfers in the country last fall. He is the all-time leader at Virginia Tech in stroke average.

    De Jonge was also named to the PING All-South Region first team for the second consecutive year. He led the Hokies to three consecutive BIG EAST Championships and shot par-or-better in 27 of his 41 rounds this season.

    "He has been largely responsible for the success the team has had during his tenure," Hardwick said. "No golf team at Virginia Tech has ever won as many events or as many conference championships in a four year span as the team has during Brendon's career at Tech."

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