Tigers Prominent in C-USA Awards
April 22, 2008
Robbins' Tigers got off to an outstanding start at the C-USA Championship, posting the lowest team score of 277 in the first round. Three Memphis golfers finished among the Top 15 and he coached two all-conference selections. Robbins also led his team to three Top 5 finishes and seven Top 10 finishes in 2007-08. In his fifth season as head coach at his alma mater, Robbins was also named the 2001 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year while at the helm of UNC-Wilmington.
Rochester was named to the All C-USA First Team. The Cordova, Tenn. native is one of two Tigers to play in all 24 rounds this spring. He finished in the top-20 in seven of eight events. He also had three-top ten finishes and four top-ten finishes to his credit. Rochester was named C-USA Golfer of the Week after winning medalist honors at the Charleston Southern Spring Invitational.
Greenwell was named to the All C-USA Second Team. The Georgetown, Ontario, Canada native was also named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team. Greenwell posted three top-five finishes and four-top 15 finishes this spring. Greenwell earned two C-USA Golfer of the Week awards after capturing medalist honors at the Linger Longer Invitational and placing fifth at the River Landing Intercollegiate.
Zach Sucher of UAB was named C-USA Player of the Year. Kelly Kraft of SMU was named Freshman of the Year and UCF's David Johnsn was named Newcomer of the Year.
This marks the first time since 1992 that a Tiger Coach has been dubbed men's Coach of the Year when Jim Cook was so honored from the Great Midwest Conference. Rochester and Greenwell are the first Memphis golfers to be named All C-USA since Keven Fortin-Simard was recognized in 2006.