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Cole Named Golf Rookie of the Year, Whiting Third Team

Cole Named Golf Rookie of the Year, Whiting Third Team

CAPE CHARLES, VA-Hampden-Sydney's Thomas Cole (Glen Allen, VA/Hermitage) was recently named the ODAC Rookie of the Year while also earning Second Team honors. Joining Cole on the All-ODAC teams is George Whiting (Charlotte, NC/Myers Park) who earned Third Team honors.

Guilford's Noah Ratner was named the ODAC Golfer of the Year for the third consecutive year, and fellow Quakers Corey Maggard and Nick Shedd were honored as Coach and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, respectively.

Cole stepped right in to the Tigers' five-man playing rotation, competing in 15 rounds entering the ODAC postseason. He boasts a 78.0 round average, posting a pair of top-10 finishes this season. His best showing came at Hampden-Sydney Invitational in late September when he placed sixth overall. His other top-10 was a seventh place showing at Camp Lejeune in late March.

Whiting, who's competed in 21 rounds this year, boasts the second best average for the team, shooting 77.7 per-round. The sophomore finished in the top-10 three times, including a fifth place finish in the Hampden-Sydney Invitational. He also placed seventh in the TaylorMade-ADIDAS Intercollegiate and tenth in the Roanoke Invitational. 

Below are the All-ODAC Golfers.

2013 ALL-ODAC GOLF TEAMS
ODAC Player of the Year:  Noah Ratner, Sr., Guilford
Jack Jensen Coach of the Year:  Corey Maggard, Guilford
ODAC Rookie of the Year:  Thomas Cole, Fr., Hampden-Sydney
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete:  Nick Shedd, So., Guilford
Ted Keller Sportsmanship Award:  Zach Ramey, Jr., Shenandoah

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Teddy Corcoran, Fr., Washington & Lee
Tod Foshee, Sr., Bridgewater
Kyle Fuller, So., Randolph-Macon
Noah Ratner, Sr., Guilford
Nick Shedd, So., Guilford
Drew Thompson, So., Guilford

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Thomas Cole, Fr., Hampden-Sydney
John Dozier, Fr., Virginia Wesleyan
Colby Francis, Fr., Lynchburg
Dallas Page, Jr., Guilford
Scott Wakely, So., Bridgewater

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Matt Dye, Jr., Bridgewater
Patrick Clossin, So., Washington & Lee
Travis Tolbert, So., Guilford
Hunter Weaver, Sr., Randolph-Macon
George Whiting, So., Hampden-Sydney