Dane Hankamer was named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Team, as announced today by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Rising junior named to the team for the second consecutive season
Falcons honored for their work in the classroom on the course
JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Played 29 rounds and had a stroke average of 75.86 … season-low round of 71 came in the Pat Hicks Invitational and the Wyoming Cowboy Classic … best tournament score was a +3 in the Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational .. named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Team .. named to the MW all-academic team and was an MW scholar-athlete.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Played 18 rounds in six events … had a season stroke average of 76.2 … season-low round of 73 in the Cowboy Classic … shot a six-over 222 at the Price’s Give Em Five Invitational … named to MW all-academic team and was an MW Scholar Athlete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Played 20 rounds in seven events ... was the Falcons' top finisher at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational ... shot a career-best, three-round total of 214 (-2) to tie for 14th at that tournament ... also recorded a personal-best round of 70 at the Falcon Invitational (second round) ... posted a 77.5 scoring average ... named to the Mountain West academic all-conference team ... MW Scholar-Athlete.
BEFORE AIR FORCE: Lettered four years in golf at Salado High School ... coached by Ty Brown and Bobby Peschel ... won the individual state championship title as a junior ... all-state honoree ... helped Salado HS to team title at the state championships as a senior ... four-time all-region selection ... also earned all-district honors all four years ... finished 14th at the state meet as a freshman ... lettered three years in basketball ... selected as district MVP as a senior ... named first-team all-area and all-region that year ... earned first-team all-district honors as a junior ... earned three KOH Player of the Week awards during final two seasons (one as a junior, two as a senior) ... claimed all-district honorable mention status as a sophomore ... was the leading scoring on the freshman team ... class valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 10 ... Son of Robert and Christina Hankamer ... father (Class of 1987) played football at the Academy ... has two younger brothers ... majoring in operations research ... future plans include working in the acquisitions, contracting or intelligence career field .. named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance twice ... named to the Commandant's List and Dean's List four times … twice had a 4.0 GPA and was named to the A-Team List … member of the Academy Scholars Program, maintaining a GPA higher than 3.50 … earned Jump Wings in the summer of 2015 ... hobbies include football, basketball, fantasy football and stock trading ... favorite food is sushi ... greatest moment in sports was winning an individual state championship in golf ... credits his father with having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite golfer is Adam Scott ... started playing golf at age five ... chose the Air Force Academy to "be a part of something greater than myself.”