Zachman Selected To 2012 All-Nicklaus Team
La Verne junior Derek
Zachman was named to the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team as announced by
the Golf Coaches Association of America. Zachman was one of
24 players from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA who earned
All-Nicklaus Team recognition for their outstanding play during the
past collegiate season.
This season, Zachman was a Division III First Team All-America selection with the Leopards in addition to earning Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors.
Hailing from Auburn, Calif., Zachman finished in a tie for seventh at the recent NCAA Division III Championships, helping lead La Verne to a 14th place team finish. In addition, he led the Leos to a sixth straight SCIAC team title in April.
The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history's greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The 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. Former La Verne standout Mitch Fedorka earned the 2009 Division III Nicklaus Award as National Player of the Year.
Nathan Anderson, Texas Wesleyan
Jake Argento, South Mountain CC
Blayne Barber, Auburn
Trevor Blair, CSU-Stanislaus
Julien Brun, TCU
Clark Collier, Oklahoma City
Josh Creel, Central Oklahoma
Dylan Frittelli, Texas
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
Jimmy Kozikowski, South Mountain CC
Anthony Maccaglia, Oglethorpe
Noah Ratner, Guilford
Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
Carlos Rodriguez, West Florida
Joe Sakulpolphaisan, Darton College
Kyle Souza, Chico State
Jordan Spieth, Texas
Jake Sterling, Meridian CC
Ben Taylor, Nova Southeastern
Justin Thomas, Alabama
Aaron Watkins, Cumberlands
Chris Williams, Washington
Eugene Wong, Oregon
Derek Zachman, La Verne