Eight Dalton State Golfers Earn All-American Status

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Eight Dalton State golfers have been decorated as an All-American since the conclusion of the 2023-2024 season. Five men and three women have graced a national office or coaches association list following outstanding seasons from both squads.
Sydney Hermann, Sara Burger, and Mailey Buzzell represent the women's side, whileSteve Kibare, Trevor Bassett, Jack Whaley, Brock Hoover, and Jarod Edwards serve the men's side.
Hermann made the 1st team for the NAIA and the WGCA (Women's Golf Coaches Association).
The Ponca City, Okla. Native finished as the #8 golfer individually in the country with a scoring average of 73 to go along with 3 victories.
Burger was #39 nationally with 2 top 5's and 4 top 10's in her first season in the lineup. She also compiled a 75.6 scoring average. Buzzell battled injury through the season but shined on the course with a 76.1 scoring average and ranked one spot ahead of Burger in 38th. In 9 events, Buzzell notched 2 top 5's and 5 top-10's. Both Burger and Buzzell garnered 3rd team selections by the NAIA.
Three Roadrunners made the 1st team list for the NAIA with Jack Whaley, Steve Kibare, and Brock Hoover representing DS. Whaley finished as the #2 golfer in the country on the back of 2 wins, 6 top 5's, and 8 top-10's. He also made the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) 1st team.
Kibare and Hoover solidified their NAIA selections with strong finishes in the conference and national tournaments. Hoover had a 71.4 scoring average and repeated as the SSAC Individual Medalist. Kibare had 4 top 5's and 8 top-10's with only two finishes outside the top 20 all season. Hoover (16th) and Kibare (17th) also finished in the top 20 nationally and placed on the GCAA 2nd team.
The McDonough duo of Jarod Edwards and Trevor Bassett were on the 2nd and 3rd team list for the NAIA. Edwards closed his career out strong with 1 win, 2 top 5's, and 4 top-10's. He slotted in at #26 in the country with a 71.8 scoring average. He joined Kibare and Hoover on the GCAA 2nd team. Bassett's heroics on the back 9 of the national tournament allowed the Roadrunner to hold off Texas Wesleyan for the national title. He ranked #51 nationally with a 72.5 scoring average along with 2 top 5's and 2 top-10's.
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