The extraordinary collegiate golf career of Anthony Maccaglia ’11 was capped with a tremendous honor last week, as he was named the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year for Division III.
During his four-year career at Oglethorpe University, Maccaglia was one of the most accomplished performers in all of college golf. Last year he was named to and participated on the United States Palmer Cup team. The Palmer Cup, created by the legendary Arnold Palmer, is a Ryder Cup-style event that pits the best collegiate golfers from the U.S. against those from Europe.
This year, Maccaglia was named a Division III First-Team All-America for a fourth consecutive year, had the best scoring average in Division III, and was chosen Ogletorpe’s best male athlete for all sports. He earned his second successive Southern Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Year Award and was named first-team all-conference for the fourth straight year. Maccaglia finished first four times this year in 11 events and recorded six additional top three finishes.
Maccaglia also excelled in the classroom, as he was the recipient of the Southern Athletic Association Man of the Year Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Byron Nelson Award, an NCAA all-divisions award that considers citizenship, golfing skill, and sportsmanship.
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