Hardwick, Hokie Golfers Earn All-State Honors
Krusoe, de Jonge, Wagner named to teams
June 28, 2001

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Three Virginia Tech golfers have been named to the 2001 Virginia Collegiate Golf Coaches Association All-State Golf team, as selected by coaching members of the association.

Brian Krusoe and Brendon de Jonge were named to the first team and teammate Johnson Wagner was a second-team selection. Virginia Tech is the only school with three players selected to the teams.

Virginia Tech head coach Jay Hardwick was named the 2001 Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Nat Withers of the University of Richmond. This is the third time since 1993 that Hardwick has garnered the award.

Krusoe, a junior from Northfield, Ohio, is the 2001 BIG EAST Conference co-medalist. He participated in the 2001 East-West Tournament at the 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.

de Jonge, a sophomore from Harare, Zimbabwe, won two events during the fall season. He was low man for the Hokies at the NCAA Championships, finishing in 22nd place overall.

Wagner, a junior from Harrison, N.Y., was Tech's low scorer at the 2001 NCAA East Regional, finishing in eighth place. He was 34th at the NCAA Championships.

The Hokies recorded its most successful season ever in 2000-01. The team won a school-record six events, including the 2001 BIG EAST Conference Men's Golf Championship, the school's first BIG EAST title other than in football. Tech finished tied for fifth at the NCAA East Regionals and eighth at the NCAA Championships, held in Durham, N.C.