San Antonio – St. Mary’s University men’s golfer Jamie Amoretti was named 2006-07 third team PING Division II All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), it was announced by the organization on Wednesday.
Amoretti (Sr., San Antonio) was named All-American for the second straight season. He was a first team selection last season when he won the NCAA Division II individual national championship. Amoretti also earned All-South Central region honors for the second straight season.
This season he won one tournament, finished in the top-10 in eight of the 12 tournaments he played in, earned first team All-Heartland Conference honors and had a 72.94 stroke average, the best on the St. Mary’s team. He is the only St. Mary’s athlete to win an individual national championship in the history of the school. Amoretti finished eighth at the Heartland Conference Championships and 14th at the NCAA South Central Region Tournament, just missing out on a chance for a second straight NCAA Championship.
Amoretti’s four individual tournament titles ties for the most in St. Mary’s history. His career stroke average of 73.38 is the second lowest in school history. His 71.85 stroke average in 2005-06 is the lowest single-season stroke average in school history. Twice he has shot a round of 65, which ties for the second lowest in school history.
Amoretti is the second St. Mary’s men’s golfer to earn NCAA Division II All-American honors twice in a career. Luke Antonelli earned All-American honors in 2003 and 2004. Amoretti earned numerous honors during his four-year Rattler career. He was a three-time All-Heartland Conference pick and was named 2006 Heartland Conference Player of the Year. He earned the 2006 GCAA Arnold Palmer Award after winning the NCAA individual championship. For his work in the classroom and on the golf course he was named GCAA Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar in 2006.
St. Mary’s finished second in the Heartland Conference, as well as seventh in the South Central Region, during the 2006-07 season. KC Lim won the Heartland Conference Tournament title, but is one of three seniors the Rattlers lost to graduation, along with Amoretti and Aaron Welch.