The 24 honorees for the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Players from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the past collegiate season.
The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for one of history’s greatest players but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Awards in 1988. The Nicklaus Award is annually given to the top collegiate men’s golfer in Divisions I, II, III, the NAIA and the NJCAA.
The All-Nicklaus team is comprised of Nathan Anderson of Texas Wesleyan, Jake Argento and Jimmy Kozikowski of South Mountain CC, Auburn’s Blayne Barber, Trevor Blair of CSU-Stanislaus, TCU’s Julien Brun, Clark Collier of Oklahoma City, Josh Creel of Central Oklahoma, Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Spieth of Texas, Chattanooga’s Stephan Jaeger, Anthony Maccaglia of Oglethorpe, Guilford’s Noah Ratner, Patrick Rodgers of Stanford, West Florida’s Carlos Rodriguez, Joe Sakulpolphaisan of Darton CC, Chico State’s Kyle Souza, Jake Sterling of Meridian CC, Nova Southeastern’s Ben Taylor, Justin Thomas of Alabama, Cumberlands Aaron Watkins, Chris Williams of Washington, Oregon’s Eugene Wong and Derek Zachman of La Verne.