Golf All-Decade Team
The 2000s represented a wealth of talent in the University of La Verne golf program as eight distinguished players earn a spot on the All-Decade Team as selected by former golf coach Rex Huigens.
The team consists of Rizal Amin, Chris Davis, Mitch Fedorka, Andrew Kramer, Nathan Logan, Joey Murray, Joe Skovron and Jordan Talah.
Fedorka enjoyed one of the greatest individual seasons a year ago by capturing the 2009 Jack Nicklaus Award as the top golfer in Division III. Additionally he was named SCIAC Player of the Year last season en route to helping lead La Verne to a second place finish at the NCAA Championship.
Murray holds the school record for career tournament wins with nine during his four seasons. He earned SCIAC Player of the Year accolades as a senior in 2004 while also earning First Team All-SCIAC recognition in 2001 and 2002.
Logan earned All-America honors in 2006 and led after the first round of the '06 NCAA Championships. He also was a two-time First Team All-SCIAC selection (2004, 2007).
Amin was a three-time All-American (2007-09) and was a member of three consecutive SCIAC Championship squads (2007, 2008, 2009). Additionally he earned 2008 SCIAC Player of the Year honors. Amin won four tournaments in his career and enjoyed a scoring average of 74.91. He helped the Leopards earn NCAA runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2009.
Skovron was the 2001 SCIAC Player of the Year and was a First Team All-SCIAC honoree in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He won a eight tournaments in his career and would earn All-America honors in 2004. Skovron went on to coach the Leopard squad in '09, leading the team to a second place effort at the NCAA Championships.
Davis was a two-time All-American (2007, 2008) and helped the Leopards capture a pair of conference titles. Additionally Davis twice earned First Team All-SCIAC honors in both '07 and '08.
Kramer was one of three Leopard All-Americans in 2009 helping the Leos earn a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships. His career scoring average of 74.62 per round ranks #1 on the Leopard charts. He was twice named First Team All-SCIAC in 2008 and 2009.
Talah led the Leopards to a conference crown in 2007 en route to being named SCIAC Player of the Year that season. He also earned All-American honors in 2007 as the Leos finished second at the NCAA Championships. His six career tournament wins ranks third on the Leopard charts.
All told, the eight players combined for five SCIAC Player of the Year awards and 10 All-America selections.
In the decade, La Verne reached the NCAA Championships on eight occasions, earning a pair of second place finishes in 2007 and 2009. The Leopards captured four conference championships, beginning in 2004 and closing with three straight in 2007, 2008 and 2009.