BALL, JARGEN LAND ALL-CAA AWARDS

RICHMOND, Va. – Freshman Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) and senior Mark Jargen (Helsingborg, Sweden) added their names to the growing list of All-Colonial Athletic Association golfers to play for Virginia Commonwealth University when the league announced its 2011 honorees Wednesday.

Ball earned a first team nod, marking the fifth straight year a Ram has received that designation. Additionally, Ball is the first VCU freshman to pick up an All-CAA award since Rafael Campos was selected first team in 2007.
 
In his rookie season, Ball led the Rams in scoring average with a 74.00 mark over 33 rounds. Ball fired the lowest round by any VCU player this season when he carded a 66 in the third round of the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on March 13.
 
Ball was VCU's top finisher in four events, including at Pinehurst, where he placed second overall. He also earned a top 15 finish at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate and placed ninth at the CAA Championships in April.
 
Jargren collected a Second Team All-CAA award, and honor that tops off a resurgent senior year for the Helsingborg native. His scoring average of 74.67 ranked second on the team and was the second best of his collegiate career.
 
Also a candidate for Academic All-America, Jargren placed 17th overall twice, at the Seawhawk Invitational Feb. 27-28, as well as the LSU Invitational April 2-3 at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La. Jargren carded a season-low round of 69 twice this season.
 
2011 Men's Golf All-CAA First Team

Matt Ball, Jr., VCU            Fr.           Richmond, Va./Grove Avenue Christian School
Josh Brock, UNC Wilmington       Sr.           Wilmington, N.C./New Hanover
John Duthie, Towson     Sr.           Lansing, N.Y./Lansing
Justin Martinson, Delaware         Sr.           Avondale, Pa./Kennett (Charleston Southern)
Payne McLeod, UNC Wilmington              Fr.           Reidsville, N.C./North Raleigh Christian Academy
 
2011 Men's Golf All-CAA Second Team

Thomas Bass, UNC Wilmington  So.          Holly Spring, N.C./Holly Spring
Mark Jargren, VCU          Sr.           Helsingborg, Sweden/Tycho Brahe
Nyasha Mauchaza, Towson         Sr.           Harare, Zimbabwe/St. George College
Ryan Vince, James Madison        So.          Charlotte, N.C./Providence
Jeremy Wells, William & Mary    So.          Hopewell, Va./St. Christopher's School
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