June 20, 2012
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.
A seven-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll member, he was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first-team selection and a two-time Big 12 Golfer of the Month (February 2012, April 2012). Mikkelsen and the Bears advanced to the 2012 NCAA Ann Arbor Regional, marking Baylor’s 15th consecutive NCAA postseason appearance and 20th overall.
He graduated in May from Baylor with a degree in speech communication.
| 2012 DIVISION I PING ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
|FIRST TEAM||HONORABLE MENTION|
|Blayne Barber, Auburn||Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech|
|Julien Brun, TCU||Josh Anderson, Pepperdine|
|Dylan Frittelli, Texas||Anton Arboleda, UCLA|
|Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga||Kevin Aylwin, North Florida|
|Daniel Miernicki, Oregon||Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn|
|Thomas Pieters, Illinois||Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas|
|Patrick Rodgers, Stanford||John Catlin, New Mexico|
|Jordan Spieth, Texas||Albin Choi, N.C. State|
|Justin Thomas, Alabama||Eric Chun, Northwestern|
|Chris Williams, Washington||Corey Conners, Kent State|
|Eugene Wong, Oregon||Sean Dale, North Florida|
| SECOND TEAM
||Greg Eason, UCF|
|Patrick Cantlay, UCLA||Sang Yi, LSU|
|Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA||Derek Ernst, UNLV|
|Luke Guthrie, Illinois||Ricardo Gouveia, UCF|
|Brooks Koepka, Florida State||Vaita Guillaume, Campbell|
|Ben Kohles, Virginia||Brandon Hagy, California|
|Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington||Jeffrey Kang, USC|
|J.J. Spaun, San Diego State||Michael Kim, California|
|T.J. Vogel, Florida||Will Kropp, Oklahoma|
|Cory Whitsett, Alabama||Steve Lim, USC|
|Andrew Yun, Stanford||Tyler McCumber, Florida|
|THIRD TEAM||Nate McCoy, Iowa State|
|Zac Blair, BYU||Corbin Mills, Clemson|
|Alex Ching, San Diego||Keith Mitchell, Georgia|
|Max Homa, California||Cameron Peck, Texas A&M|
|Robert Karlsson, Liberty||Kevin Penner, UNLV|
|Joakim Mikkelsen, Baylor||Matt Schovee, SMU|
|Julian Suri, Duke||Max Scodro, Notre Dame|
|Julio Vegas, Texas||Ethan Tracy, Arkansas|
|James White, Georgia Tech||Joseph Winslow, Iowa|
|Peter Williamson, Dartmouth|
|Bobby Wyatt, Alabama|