Two Knight Golfers Named to Men's All-American Team

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Gosling, Trofimczuk Honored
Joss Gosling

Joss Gosling

Derek Trofimczuk

Derek Trofimczuk

June 7, 2013

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Harpenden, England’s golfer Joss Gosling has been named a first team NAIA All-American.  Additionally, Californian Derek Trofimczuk was named a third team All-American.

Both Gosling and Trofimczuk are sophomores, and both competed with the Knights at the 2013 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship.  The event took place May 14-17 at the Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Oregon.

Northwood finished the grueling, four-rounds tournament in 12th place.

“I’m proud of what our team accomplished this year,” head coach Ben Belfield said.  “And by making All-American, Joss and Derek are being honored as two of the 45 best men golfers in the NAIA.”


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