Dothan's Tolver Dozier Named All-American

By: AJGA News Release
By: AJGA News Release

BRASELTON, Ga. — Dothan native Tolver Dozier has been named an HP Scholastic Junior All-American, the American Junior Golf Association and Hewlett Packard announced Thursday. Sponsored since 1988 by HP, the 2010 team consists of 12 young men and 12 young women who demonstrate the ability to excel both on the golf course and in the classroom.

To be eligible for the HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team, boys must have placed in the top 10 of an AJGA Open or Invitational, while girls needed a top-five finish. The selections were then based on grade point average, class rank, SAT/ACT/PLAN/PSAT scores, leadership skills, community service and writing ability. Candidates were required to submit an essay no longer than 500 words on an original topic relating to golf.

These outstanding individuals will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet, Nov. 21, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. By being named to this team, each player is also eligible to participate in the Polo Golf Junior Classic, one of the most prestigious events in junior golf, which will take place on PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion and Haig Courses, Nov. 20-26.

Dozier is a senior at Dothan High School and has a 4.57 GPA, which is second best in his class of 260 students. He is senior class president and is actively involved with the Key Club, Wiregrass Youth Leadership Council and National Honor Society. On the golf course, Dozier is currently No. 59 in the Polo Golf Rankings and posted three top-five finishes in his first AJGA season, including a win at the AJGA Huntsville Junior presented by The Huntsville Athletic Club.

“HP is delighted once again to recognize academic excellence with the naming of the 2010 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team,” said John Dayan, vice president of marketing, Personal Systems Group Americas, Hewlett Packard. “The AJGA works hard to prepare young adults for life after high school by instilling honor, perseverance and good sportsmanship. HP is proud to be associated with the AJGA and this great group of young adults.”

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel.

For more information visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.

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2010 HP Scholastic Junior All-Americans

BOYS TEAM
Stephen Behr, Jr. Florence, S.C.
School: West Florence High School
GPA: 4.0
Rank in Class: 1/366
SAT: 1970

Michael Bernard Huber Heights, Ohio
School: Wayne High School
GPA: 4.548
Rank in Class: 1/476
PLAN: 25, PSAT: 172

Gary Buffington, III Tampa, Fla.
School: Chamberlain High School
GPA: 5.64
Rank in Class: 13/424
ACT: 29, SAT: 1910

Will Davenport Palm City, Fla.
School: Martin County High School
GPA: 4.0
Rank in Class: 14/403
ACT: 33, SAT: 2250

Tolver Dozier Dothan, Ala.
School: Dothan High School
GPA: 4.5714
Rank in Class: 2/260
ACT: 30

Drew Kirby Baton Rouge, La. (Essay Winner)
School: Catholic High School
GPA: 3.74
Rank in Class: 58/243
ACT: 27

Todd McDaniel Manchester, Ky.
School: Clay County High School
GPA: 4.569
Rank in Class: n/a
ACT: 29

Alex McMahon Oro Valley, Ariz.
School: Ironwood Ridge High School
GPA: 4.516
Rank in Class: 8/437
SAT: 2190

Akash Mirchandani Prospect, Ky.
School: DuPont Manual Magnet High School
GPA: 4.375
Rank in Class: n/a
SAT: 2350

Matthew Negri El Cajon, Calif.
School: Grossmont High
GPA: 4.647
Rank in Class: 2/546
SAT: 2150

Patrick Rodgers Avon, Ind.
School: Avon High School
GPA: 4.7367
Rank in Class: 3/596
SAT: 2010

Tyler Wingo Fairfax, Va.
School: Paul VI Catholic
GPA: 4.31
Rank in Class: 2/244
ACT: 32, SAT: 2080

GIRLS TEAM
Ashley Armstrong Flossmoor, Ill.
School: Homewood Flossmoor High School
GPA: 5.892
Rank in Class: 4/707
ACT: 32

Sarah Harris Nashville, Tenn.
School: Donelson Christian Academy
GPA: 4.23
Rank in Class: 6/69
ACT: 28

Joyce Kim Carlsbad, Calif.
School: Cathedral Catholic High School
GPA: 4.41
Rank in Class: 2/446
ACT: 30

Tiffany Lim San Jose, Calif.
School: Leland High School
GPA: 4.0
Rank in Class: 1/450
SAT: 2210

Alessandra Liu Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
School: Lower Merion High School
GPA: 5.0
Rank in Class: n/a
PSAT: 171

Marika Liu Beverly Hills, Calif.
School: The Pendleton School
GPA: 4.56
Rank in Class: 1/130
ACT: 31, SAT: 2150

Olivia Lugar Rockledge, Fla.
School: Viera High
GPA: 4.0
Rank in Class: 1/450
ACT: 33, SAT: 2130

Alexandra Milan Lutz, Fla.
School: Steinbrenner High School
GPA: 5.92
Rank in Class: 2/386
SAT: 1920

Brenna Nelsen Monte Sereno, Calif.
School: Castilleja School
GPA: 4.172
Rank in Class: n/a
SAT: 2340

Kimberly Santiago Lynnwood, Wash.
School: Edmonds-Woodway High School
GPA: 3.95
Rank in Class: n/a
PLAN: 28

Stani Schiavone Bangor, Pa.
School: Bangor Area High School
GPA: 103.9375
Rank in Class: 1/266
SAT: 1840

Emily Wright Mason, Ohio
School: William Mason
GPA: 4.54
Rank in Class: n/a
ACT: 32, SAT: 2030


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