Frittelli and White share Byron Nelson Award
NORMAN, Okla. – Dylan Frittelli of Texas and Georgia Tech’s James White of Georgia Tech were named co-recipients of the 2012 Byron Nelson Award, given to graduating seniors with impressive collegiate academic and golf records. Nominees also must exhibit good citizenship, as portrayed by Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.
Frittelli, a two-time All-American, recorded nine top-10 finishes in 11 events during his senior year. He works with the Marbridge Foundation, a group that's active in the Special Olympics, and volunteers with Longhorn Halloween, Marathon Kids, Pancakes for Parkinson’s and the Neighborhood Longhorns Banquet.
“Coming from Texas, you hear all that Byron Nelson stood for on and off the golf course. I see this as recognition of my efforts on the golf course and in the community as well," Frittelli said. "It’s an honor to be recognized by the selection committee and earn such a prestigious honor.”
White earned first-team All-America and All-Nicklaus Team honors last season. The two-time All-ACC selection has placed outside the top 20 only once this season. He's a two-year member of Georgia Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board, and is active in the athletic department’s local elementary school reading program, the Special Olympics, The First Tee and the Atlanta Junior Golf Clinic at the Dogwood Invitational.
“I’m extremely excited to be one of the winners of the Byron Nelson Award this year,” White said. “I couldn’t be happier to share it with a guy like Dylan Frittelli. I couldn’t be more excited or honored to be a part of this award."