Maria Garcia-Estrada Memorial Award
2011 winner: Cheng-Tsung Pan
This award honors the memory of Maria Garcia-Estrada who died on September 3, 2005 at the age of 24 from a rare form of cancer. She came to the Leadbetter Academy from Tenerife, Spain in 1996 (her sophomore year) and spent three years here. While at the academy, she was a two-time AJGA All-American and was Valedictorian of her senior class at Bradenton Academy. She went on a full scholarship to Duke and played for the Blue Devils from 1999-2003. She won the ACC Championships as a freshman, as well as receiving Second-Team All-American honors. Maria was a member of Duke's 2002 NCAA Championship team and a member of 4 ACC Championship teams. The Blue Devils won 31 tournaments during her four-year career.
This award is given to a graduating senior who exemplifies a great spirit and passion for the game. It is awarded to a student who excels in the classroom, in the community as well as on the course.
First-Team IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program All-American
A First-Team Leadbetter All-American is a student who excels at golf but also in all other areas of Academy life. This person has a holistic approach to their development as a golfer and works with equal determination on their mind, body and golf game. A First-Team Leadbetter All-American is someone who can be counted on and is accountable for their actions. They set the highest standards in how they represent their family, country, the Academy and themselves. Over a year period, they have shown themselves to stand above the rest and do things each day that coaches, parents and students notice.
So Young Hwang
Girls MVP & First Team: Doris Chen
Boys MVP & First Team: Tiger Yoon
Second-Team IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program All-American
A Second-Team IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program All-American is a student who excels at golf but also other areas of Academy life. This person has a holistic approach to their development as a golfer and works with equal determination on their mind, body and golf game. They have proved this over a year long period at the academy.
Jakub Van De Fleirt
Prem Ben Samapricha
Qi Wen Wong
IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program All-American Honorable Mention
A Leadbetter All American Honorable Mention is a student who is working and striving for excellence in their golf game and all the areas that make up Academy life. They are someone that has seen improvements and are willing to put in the work to achieve their personal goal of being the best they can be.
Ho Yeoung Kim