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  Geoffrey Harris

Geoffrey Harris

Player Profile

Hometown:
Reading, Berks, England

High School:
Henley

Last College:
ODU'03

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:
08/27/1981

Geoff Harris was the 2003 CAA medalist Champion and CAA Golfer of the Year in both 2002 and 2003.He helped lead ODU to the 2003 CAA team championship with his sudden-death put and then won the title in a playoff.

Harris was named 2003 CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Golf Coaches Association's All-American Scholar in both 2002 and 2003. He was also one of five finalists for the Byron Nelson Award in 2003. Harris ranked second in the region and 26th nationally and his 71.76 stroke average is the lowest in school history.

The three-time team MVP from Reading, England led ODU to 15th place at the 2003 NCAA Regionals and he represented Great Britain in the Palmer Cup and competed in the World University Championships. Harris has his degree in physical education and lives in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England with wife Catherine, and two sons, David and Ewan. Geoff is the head golf professional at Rudding Park Golf Academy in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

ATHLETIC
* 2003 CAA Individual Champion
* Helped lead ODU to CAA 2003 team championship.
* 2002 & 2003 CAA Player of the Year.
* 2003 CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year for Golf
* GCA Academic All-American 2002 & 2003
* One of five Finalists for Byron Nelson Award
* All-South Region Selection
* All-State selection
* Currently ranked second in region.
* Currently ranked 26th in nation in scoring. 71.76(lowest in ODU Golf History)
* Currently Ranked 51st nationally by Sagarin
* Three-time Team MVP
* Ten top ten finishes in 12 tournaments.
* Six top four Finishes
* Two tournament wins (Matlock & CAA).
* Second at Birkdale and Furman tournaments.
* Represented Great Britain in the Palmer Cup
* Competed in the World University Championships in Taiwan last August.

ACADEMIC/COMMUNITY * 2003 Old Dominion University Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. * 2002 Golf Coaches Association Academic All-American * Two-time CAA Scholar Athlete * Member of the School's SAM's Program (Student Athlete Mentor) * Participated in the CAA First Tee program (gave lessons to under privileged youth) * Participated in the ODU Reach out program * Donated his time at Bayville Golf Course * Graduating with a degree in sports management.

2003: CAA Individual Champion...One of five finalists for the Byron Nelson Award... CAA Golfer of the Year for the second straight year... Tied for 36th at NCAA West Regional... GCA Academic All-American...CAA Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year...All-South Region Selection...and First Team All-State...Placed third at River Landing and seventh at Carolina First Tournaments...Three-time Team MVP...Won the Matlock Tournament...71.76 stroke average ranked among the nation's top 30 and second in the district. Ranked 51st nationally in the sagarin power rankings.

Previous seasons: Harris earned CAA Golfer of the Year honors in 2002...Compiled a 71.6 stroke average for the season...Selected and competed in the prestigious Palmer Cup for team Great Britain/Ireland against the USA...Selected and competed in the World University Championships in Taiwan last August... Earned first team Academic All-American honors by the Golf Coaches Association....Tied for first at the Mid Pines tournament, placed second in four other tournaments during the 2001-02 season...Placed ninth at the 2002 CAA Championships...Ranked second nationally in the fall of 2001 in stroke average(70.0)...Placed third at the 2001 CAA Golf Championships...The 2000 CAA Rookie of the Year...Prior to coming to ODU, Harris was the 1999 State School Champion, the Reading Golf Club Champion and 12th at the British under-18 Championships...

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 27, 1981...Son of David and Linda Harris...Has one sister, Joanna Moffatt (23)...High School: Henley College...Major: Graduated in Sports Management, May 2003...

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