Van der Vaart earns All-America honorable mention
Hokie golfer adds Golfweek team to honors
June 11, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Virginia Tech golfer Jurrian van der Vaart has earned an honorable mention to the Golfweek Men's Golf All-America Team. The third annual Golfweek All-America teams are determined using the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

Earlier this month, he was named to the Golf Coaches Association of America's All-America third team and the GCAA's All-South Region team.

Van der Vaart, a senior from Almelo, the Netherlands, tied for ninth place at the 2008 NCAA Men's Golf Championship in West Lafayette, Ind. He tied for sixth in the 2008 NCAA East Regional in Chattanooga to become one of two individuals from Chattanooga to advance to the finals.

Van der Vaart led the Hokies in scoring average and final round scoring average and finished his collegiate career second in all-time scoring at Virginia Tech. An outstanding student, as well, he was selected as the 2008 Virginia Tech ACC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

He finished tied for seventh at the St. Andrews Links Trophy Championship earlier this month. He and Hokie teammate Drew Weaver tee off in the 2008 British Amateur Championship on Monday morning.