Lebioda named ACC Freshman of the Year

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Posted at 10:41 PM, May 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 08:50:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2013 Men’s Golf All-Conference team and individual awards Tuesday as selected by the league’s 11 head coaches. Hank Lebioda was selected as the ACC Freshman of the Year. Florida State let the way with three players selected to the All-ACC squad.

Lebioda leads all ACC freshmen, and ranks ninth overall, in stroke average (71.84) and is ranked 94th by Golfweek. In becoming only the second Seminole to earn ACC Freshman of the Year honors, the Winter Springs, Fla. product finished tied for 10th place at last month’s ACC Championship with a three-under 213 (68-71-74) and during the spring season finished no worse than 19th in six tournament competitions.

“I can’t be more honored to be named ACC Freshman of the Year,” said Lebioda. “What the coaching staff and my teammates have done to help me develop as a golfer and a man means everything to me and I can’t thank them enough. The opportunity given to me by Coach Jones and my parents was something that I never wanted to take for granted and it’s made me realize how great it is to be a Seminole.”

Joining Lebioda on the All-ACC team was sophomore Daniel Berger, the runner-up in the balloting for ACC Player of the Year, and senior Chase Seiffert. Berger won two tournaments this spring (Gator Invitational and Seminole Intercollegiate) and lead the ACC in stroke average (70.00).

Seiffert’s71.11 stroke average is good for third in the conference and finished tied for second in three tournaments this fall, the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, ACC Championship and Seminole Intercollegiate.