June 19, 2014

Santa Clarita, CA -- Capping off a sparkling four-year career that established him as one of the greatest in program history, golfer Thane Ringler has earned NAIA PING All-American honors for the third time in his career.

The Hutchinson, Kansas, native was a third-team choice by the Golf Coaches Association of America after a senior season in which he posted six top-ten finishes in eight events, including second-place showings at the California State Intercollegiate Classic and the CSU San Marcos Spring Invitational, respectively.

A little over a month ago, Ringler, who earned first-team honors as a sophomore in 2012, had taken a step toward this national accolade with his selection to the NAIA PING All-West Region squad.

Speaking of his decorated player, TMC coach Jason Semelsberger said, "Thane has been a joy to coach for the last four years.  He is, arguably, one of the greatest golfers to come through our college golf program and he has grown to become a leader who demonstrates the character of Christ on and off the course.

It is exciting for us to see him begin his professional career now.  He is the first player that I have coached who has decided to go on to the next level of competitive golf.  I know he will represent the Lord well there and will be used as a light in that professional arena."