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May 9, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior Kevin Hall was named 2004 First Team All-Big Ten and also was named to the 2004 Big Ten All-Championships, while Ohio State head coach Jim Brown earned his third Big Ten Coach of the Year accolade following the 2004 Big Ten Championships, which saw the Buckeyes claim their 23rd Big Ten title.

Hall’s Big Ten accolades were a result of the Cincinnati native’s performance at the Big Ten championships where he captured medallist honors for the second time in his last four tournaments and was the first Ohio State golfer since Ryan Armour in 1998 to finish first at the Big Ten championships.

Brown was selected coach of the year after directing the Buckeyes to their 23rd Big Ten title and seventh Top 5 finish on the season. In 31 years as head coach of the Buckeyes, Brown has led the Buckeyes to 17 Big Ten titles.

The Ohio State men’s golf team returns to action May 20-22 at the 2004 NCAA Regional Championships. The Top 8 teams from each regional advance to 2004 NCAA Championships in Hot Springs, Va.

2004 Big Ten Men’s Golf Conference and Season Awards

2004 All-Big Ten Conference
Second Team
Peter Richardson, Purdue
Tom Johnson, Northwestern
Patrick Nagle, Illinois
Heath Peters, Indiana
Ben Greve, Minnesota
David Morgan, Minnesota

First Team
Jeff Overton, Indiana
Bronson La’Cassie, Minnesota
Justin Smith, Minnesota
Joe Affrunti, Illinois
Kevin Hall, Ohio State
Shiv Kapur, Purdue

2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
Bronson La’Cassie, Minnesota

2004 Big Ten Player of the Year
Jeff Overton, Indiana*

* UNANIMOUS SELECTION

2004 Big Ten Coach of the Year
Jim Brown, Ohio State
Les Bolstad Award Winner
(low season stroke average)
Jeff Overton (70.38)

2004 Championship Awards

2004 Big Ten All-Championship Team
Kevin Hall, Ohio State
Joe Affrunti, Illinois
Mike O’Neal, Illinois
Justin Smith, Minnesota
Bronson La’Cassie, Minnesota
David Morgan, Minnesota

2004 Big Ten Individual Medalists
Third Place Medalist
David Morgan, Minnesota
Bronson La’Cassie, Minnesota

Second Place Medalist
Justin Smith, Minnesota
Mike O’Neal, Illinois
Joe Affrunti, Illinois

Medalist and 2004 Champion
Kevin Hall, Ohio State

2004 Big Ten Champion
Ohio State
279-279-284 = 842 (10-under par)