Two UA golfers receive All-American honors

By: Logan Wilson
Published: Friday, June 21, 2013
Arkansas junior Sebastian Cappelen hits from the 18th tee during the final round of the NCAA men's golf regional on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville.
Photo by Jason Ivester
Arkansas junior Sebastian Cappelen hits from the 18th tee during the final round of the NCAA men's golf regional on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas junior golfer Sebastian Cappelen and freshman Nicolas Echavarria received PING All-American honors, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Friday.

Cappelen was named to the third team and Echavarria received honorable mention accolades, which Cappelen received in his first two seasons with the Razorbacks. Echavarria became the 19th golfer in school history to be named an All-American.

Cappelen is the fourth Arkansas golfer to receive three All-American awards during his career.

“I am really proud of both Sebastian and Nicolas,” Arkansas coach Brad McMakin said. “They both had great years and in Sebastian’s case it has been three great years. Nicolas earned his honor by the way that he played at the NCAA Championship and has a bright future ahead of him.”

Cappelen won the individual Southeastern Conference title in April, becoming just the second Arkansas golfer ever to do so. Throughout the 2012-2013 season, the Odense, Denmark native led the Razorbacks with a 72.03 stroke average and is the school's all-time leader with a stroke average of 72.00 throughout his career.

Echavarria finished his inaugural season at Arkansas with a 13-place finish at the NCAA Championships, where he shot four-under par.

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