Hoey Named Pac-12 Men's Golf Freshman of the Year

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Hoey-Rico-McG.jpgWritten by Caroline Deisley, USC blog contributor

The Pac-12 announced on Monday that USC's Rico Hoey was named the 2014 Men's Golf Freshman of the Year. Hoey leads the Trojans in stroke average and rounds in the 60s and is the fifth Trojan ever to earn the recognition. 

Not only does he lead the Trojans, but his 71.19 stroke average through 36 rounds is second in the nation for a freshman. Hoey also posted 14 rounds in the 60s this season with seven straight rounds leading into the Pac-12 Championship.

This announcement adds to the No. 10 ranked golfer's accolades as the freshman was also the only Trojan selected to the All-Pac-12 First Team and is one of 10 players who will represent the United States at the Palmer Cup in late June. Four other Trojans were recognized by the Pac-12 as junior Anthony Paolucci was named to the all-conference second team and senior Jeffrey Kang along with juniors Paul Smith and Eric Sugimoto earned honorable mention recognition.  

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