CLAREMONT, CA. – Pomona-Pitzer sophomore Conor Rooney has been tabbed All-American Honorable Mention by the Division III PING GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) as announced on Wednesday.
Rooney goes down as the first ever All-American under Head Coach Bernie Walker and also took home All-Region honors and First Team All-SCIAC honors for his sophomore year.
Rooney had an impressive year for the Sagehens during his second collegiate season as he most recently finished tied for 37th in the NCAA Tournament in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida. Rooney also took fourth place at the SCIAC Championships and led his team to a sixth place finish. He finished fourth place in the TMU Invitational and took eighth place at the SCIAC II. Rooney ended the year as the 26th ranked individual in Division III.
"Conor has the skill and work ethic to be the best Golfer in Pomona-Pitzer history," said Walker. "He is one of the hardest working athletes I have ever had the privilege of working with and he is my first All-American golfer I have ever had at Pomona-Pitzer."
The Sagehens earned their highest ranking ever this season as they cracked the top-50 for the first time ever at No. 48.