May 8, 2014
Vanderbilt freshman Matthias Schwab was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team in an announcement made on Thursday by the league office in Birmingham.
Schwab, from Rohrmoos, Austria, posted the team's lowest stroke average for the year, won medalist honors at the Carmel Cup in his first collegiate tournament and posted one other top five finish in 2013-14. Schwab becomes the first Commodore honored by the SEC since Hudson Johnson was named to the second team in 2010 and his selection Thursday marks the 12th overall for Vanderbilt men's golf. Schwab is also the first Vanderbilt player to be named to the SEC's All-Freshman team, which began in 2008.
"We play in the best conference in college golf, so to be selected on any team is a great honor," said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. "For Matthias to be selected as one of the top freshmen in the SEC says a lot about the kind of year he was having prior to his injury. I believe he's certainly one of the best golfers in the conference. In my opinion, we have several other guys that are knocking on the door of doing some big things as well."
Vanderbilt returns to the course May 15-17 at the San Antonio Regional in their second consecutive regional appearance under Coach Limbaugh.