WNE’s Abbott Earns Division III PING All-Region Honor

WNE’s Abbott Earns Division III PING All-Region Honor


NORMAN, Okla. – Senior John Abbott (Higganum, Conn.) earned Division III Ping All-Northeast Region honors as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) earlier this month.

Abbott was also named the CCC Golfer of the Year and the CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier in 2018.

He was Western New England's top golfer all season with a team-best 73.72 stroke average prior to the start of the NCAA DIII Championships. Abbott was the medalist at both the CCC Fall Qualifier and the CCC Championship, and he also paced the 99-player field at the Johnson & Wales Wildcat Spring Invitational with a two-day score of 146. The Higganum, Conn. native placed in the top-10 in ten of Western New England's 11 tournaments this season with eight top-five showings. Abbott is among Division III golfers across six regions to receive All-Region recognition.

Majority of this release is courtesy of the Western New England Sports Information Department.



The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.


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