Nebraska Wesleyan University senior men’s golfer Patrick Hanzel has been named to the 2011 PING All-American team for NCAA Division III. Hanzel was named to the Division III PING All-America Third Team.
Hanzel (Lincoln, Neb.) was one of the top three individual players in the Central Region and was voted as a Pre-Tournament All-American based on his outstanding play during his senior season. At the NCAA III National Tournament Hanzel fired was just +1 (72-73) after the first two rounds but lost a four-man playoff to get into the final two rounds of competition. NWU was not in the top 15 teams so the Prairie Wolves did not make the cut as a team.
The Lincoln Pius X H.S., graduate had a season stroke average of 74.24 during the 2010-11 season. He was the GPAC Player-of-the-Year and named to the Central Region All-Region team. He had five top five finishes during his career.
Hanzel becomes a two-time NCAA III All-American as he was a Second-Team All-American in 2009 and now a Third-Team All-American in 2011. He becomes the eighth NWU golfer to earn more than two All-American awards and the 15th NWU player to become an All-American.
Nebraska Wesleyan ends the 2010-11 season ranked No. 24 in the final NCAA III Men's Golf Poll.