FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU males’s golf sophomore Frankie Capan III (North Oaks, Minn./Northwest Christian HS/Alabama) has been named the Minnesota Golf Affiliation Males’s Participant of the 12 months as introduced Thursday morning.
Capan, who transferred to FGCU from Alabama this previous summer time, had an incredible summer time season the place he took first place on the MGA Newbie Championship, completed second within the Minnesota State Open and superior to the Spherical of 32 on the U.S. Newbie Championship. He exempted into the sphere of the Western Newbie Open together with the U.S. Newbie 4-Ball Championship which can carry over into 2021. This was his first MGA Males’s Participant of the 12 months honor and his second Participant of the 12 months total.
“We’re actually happy with Frankie and this award is a testomony to his work ethic and dedication,” stated head coach Andrew Danna. “The state of Minnesota has numerous gifted golfers so this says loads about how properly one has to play to be able to obtain this award.”
Final season, Capan was the No. 2 golfer for the Crimson Tide and joined one of many Eagles best-ever incoming lessons in July.
The North Oaks, Minn., native had the second lowest scoring common for Alabama final season with a 72.47 stroke common in 15 rounds. That included a low-round 67 which was the second lowest spherical for this system in 2019-20. Total in two years in Tuscaloosa, Capan performed in 16 tournaments with a 73.52 scoring common. He completed his profession with the Tide posting a pair of top-10 finishes, seven rounds taking pictures within the 60’s, and 12 par-or-lower rounds. Certainly one of his top-10 finishes got here through the 2018-19 NCAA Regionals the place he shot a third-round 69 to complete tied for 10th at one-over par.
Coming into FGCU, Capan was one of many highest ranked recruits in program historical past as properly. Earlier than faculty, he ranked 41st total on the earth beginner rankings and 10th by the AJGA within the Class of 2018. He certified for 2 U.S. Juniors and was the 2016 Minnesota Golf Affiliation Participant of the 12 months. Moreover, he was a Arizona State Champion highlighted by a taking pictures a 59 within the ultimate spherical of his senior yr to win by 10 strokes.
For full protection of the FGCU males’s golf workforce, comply with the Eagles on Twitter and Instagram at @FGCU_MGOLF and on-line at www.FGCUAthletics.com. You may as well sign-up to have information on FGCU males’s golf and different packages delivered on to your inbox by visiting www.fgcuathletics.com/electronic mail.
HEAD COACH ANDREW DANNA:
Danna will enter his second yr on the helm of the boys’s golf program this fall. He served the earlier season because the assistant at LSU. Previous to that he was the ultra-successful head coach for six years at Lynn College the place he led them to the 2018 NCAA Division II nationwide championship and was, subsequently, chosen the David Williams Nationwide Coach of the 12 months. He additionally led the Preventing Knights to a few nationwide runner-up placements, with a 3rd and eighth place end in his different two seasons.
IT TAKES A TEAM to realize our latest objective – a $10 million marketing campaign to deal with student-athlete wants in continued tutorial success, life expertise, psychological well being, diet, and energy and conditioning in addition to departmental wants in facility growth and enchancment in addition to mentoring and management coaching for coaches and employees. The title embodies our mission and the aim of the E.A.G.L.E. Marketing campaign – Eagle Athletics Producing Lifetime Excellence. Be a part of Our Workforce and pledge your present right this moment to assist the Eagles of tomorrow!
FGCU Athletics sponsors occasions in November and April to profit the FGCU Campus Meals Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Meals Financial institution (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics’ charities of alternative. For extra data, together with the way to make a contribution, please go to www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and make the most of the hashtag #FeedFGCU to assist increase consciousness.
FGCU groups have mixed to win an unimaginable 82 convention common season and event titles in simply 13 seasons on the Division I degree. Moreover, in simply 9 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 38 groups or people compete in NCAA championships, together with three males’s golfers. Seven FGCU packages have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with girls’s basketball (#24, 2019-20) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and girls’s soccer (2018) as three of the latest. In 2016-17, the Inexperienced and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place end within the DI-AAA Learfield Administrators’ Cup and top-100 displaying nationally, forward of a number of Energy-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida finest seven groups earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for his or her Tutorial Progress Fee of their sport. In 2019-20, they ran their streak to a few consecutive years main each teams with the best share of groups once more receiving such excessive distinction (33% by way of 5 of 15 packages). FGCU additionally collectively earned a document 3.46 GPA within the classroom within the spring 2020 semester and has outperformed the overall College undergraduate inhabitants for 22 consecutive semesters. The 2019 Fall and 2020 Spring semesters every noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 packages achieved a 3.0-or-higher workforce GPA. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as one among two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Group Service Award introduced by the Fiesta Bowl.