Stephenson And Varner Named All-East Region

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Adam Stephenson

June 4, 2012

GREENVILLE, N.C. --- East Carolina seniors Adam Stephenson and Harold Varner were both named to the 2012 Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division I Ping All-East Region Team.

They join a group of 25 all-region players chosen from the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Varner was selected to the team for the second straight season, while Stephenson was named to the squad for the first time. It the second straight season in which the Pirates have had two players earn all-region honors.

Varner, who was named the 2012 Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Year, had another exemplary season. He posted the third lowest scoring average (71.97) in school history, while recording seven top-10 finishes. A three-time all-conference performer, Varner ended his career with the lowest scoring average (72.28) in ECU history along with two individual victories and three trips to an NCAA regional.

Stephenson posted the lowest scoring average (72.51) of his career and fifth-lowest single-season average at ECU this year. He was named second-team all-conference and earned Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Week honors once during the fall semester. Stephenson posted four top-10 finishes this season, including runner-up at the VCU Shootout.

A total of seven student-athletes represented four Conference USA schools on the GCAA All-Region Teams. A total of 155 players across six regions - Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West - earned all-region honors for 2012.

All-East Region Team
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech
Spencer Anderson, Duke
Bo Andrews, Georgia Tech
Lee Bedford, Wake Forest
Albin Choi, NC State
Austin Cody, Duke
Trevor Cone, Virginia Tech
McCuen Elmore, Clemson
Steven Fox, Chattanooga
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
Robert Karlsson, Liberty
Billy Kennerly, Clemson
Ben Kohles, Virginia
Denny McCarthy, Virginia
Corbin Mills, Clemson
Brinson Paolini, Duke
Crawford Reeves, Clemson
Ben Rusch, Virginia
Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
Sebastian Soderberg, Coastal Carolina
Adam Stephenson, East Carolina
Julian Suri, Duke
Harold Varner, East Carolina
Richy Werenski, Georgia Tech
James White, Georgia Tech