Minnesota senior Ben Warian has been named to the Ping Division I All-American Honorable Mention team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Wednesday.

Warian secured the nomination after a historic senior season with the Maroon and Gold, where was selected as an individual to the NCAA Regional in Stanford, Calif., eventually advancing to the NCAA Championships after finishing as the top individual not on a qualifying team.

It’s the first All-America honors for a Minnesota golfer since Angus Flanagan was named to the third team in 2020. Prior to that, it hadn’t happened since 2014.

Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team this year, Warian tallied 11 top-20 finishes this season, including medalist honors at the High Meadows Intercollegiate, where he set the program’s 36-hole scoring record (128), 54-hole scoring record (198) and led the Gophers to their first tournament win since 2022.

In his 12 stroke play events this season, Warian led the team in scoring average (70.00), rounds under par (8), score to par (-15), and low round of 18 (63).

Warian finished the 2024 season ranked inside Scoreboard’s official men’s division I golf rankings, coming in at No. 95.

This is Warian’s final year of eligibility. He will look to the professional golf world after his time at Minnesota has come to an end.

(info and stock photo courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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