ATLANTA, G.A.– For the third-straight season, Georgia State junior J.J. Grey has been named to theAll-Sun Belt First-Team as announced by the conference office on Friday (May 1st, 2015) . Senior Damon Stephenson earned second-team honors for the second-straight year, while senior Davin White and sophomore Nathan Mallonee each earned honorable mention recognition.
Georgia State was one of just two teams in the league to have four players recognized.
“I am happy to see our players recognized in the fashion they were,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We had some ups and downs to the season, but hopefully we can get another chance in NCAA Regional play to prove that we are a better team than our ranking indicates.”
Grey became just the second Panther in program history to earn three all-conference first-team honors, joining Jack Croyle (1998-2002). His 72.47 scoring average is currently the eighth-lowest single-season scoring average in program history. He already has four top 10 finishes this year, including a win at the Southern Intercollegiate and second-place finishes at the Furman Intercollegiate and Tiger Invitational.
Stephenson enters the postseason with a 73.82 scoring average after four top 25 finishes this year. He tied for 11th at the season-opening Invitational at Kiawah Island and tied for 12th at last week’s Sun Belt Conference championship.
White, a two-time all-conference selection, compiled three top 25 finishes this year and a 73.73 scoring average. He finished fourth at the Furman Intercollegiate, helping the Panthers to a tournament title.
Mallonee earned honors for the first time after averaging 73.94 strokes per round this year. He earned four top 25 finishes, including an eighth-place finish at The Invitational to open the season.
Georgia State will learn its postseason fate on Monday morning as NCAA Regional selections are announced live on The Golf Channel at 10 a.m. ET. Play is scheduled for May 14-16, 2015 at six locations throughout the country. The top five teams at each regional site will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 29-June 3, in Bradenton, F.L.