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Arizona men’s golf sweeps Pac-12 Player and Coach of Year honors

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The accolades for Arizona men’s golf are rolling in.

The Pac-12 has named Brad Reeves Men’s Golfer of the Year and Jim Anderson as Coach of the Year for the 2021 season.

Reeves and Trevor Werblyo each made All-Pac-12 First Team, while David Laskin and Chase Sienkiewicz made Second Team. Sienkiewicz, a sophomore competing in his first full season with the Wildcats, also earned Pac-12 All-Newcomer Team honors.

The awards come a day after Arizona was named the No. 4 in the Cle Elum Regional of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

Reeves becomes the seventh Arizona player to win Pac-12 Golfer of the Year honors. Last week Reeves became the first Wildcat to win the Pac-12 Championships individual event since 2008. His 70.1 season scoring average is second lowest in the conference.

Reeves is ranked 15th nationally in Golfweek’s Men’s Collegiate Individual Rankings.

Anderson becomes the second UA head coach to win the conference’s Coach of the Year honors, joining Ricky LaRose who won it in 1987, 1991, and 2004. Anderson was the clear choice to win the award, voted on by his Pac-12 coaching peers.

Anderson led Arizona to two regular season tournament victories and, of course, the Pac-12 title. The Wildcats are entering their third consecutive NCAA Tournament under his leadership.

Arizona will compete at the three-round NCAA Regionals beginning May 17. The Wildcats are aiming for a top five finish, which would earn them a ticket to the NCAA Championship held in Scottsdale at the end of May.