The 24 summer graduates will join the 117 Tide student-athletes who graduated following the fall and spring semesters, pushing the athletics department's graduation tally to 141 for the 2011-12 academic year
Justin Thomas, Cory Whitsett, Bobby Wyatt and Hunter Hamrick garner All-America accolades
Hunter Hamrick's leadership and success earned him the title of team captain in 2011-12 ... he has been a key to the Crimson Tide's success since he first teed it up as a redshirt freshman in 2008-09 and continued that success with a first-team All-SEC and honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore in 2009-10 ... a senior leader at the top of the lineup card, Hamrick boasts 35 career tournaments and 102 rounds ... a 2010 honorable mention PING All-American and an honorable mention selection by Golfweek ... won the Western Refining All-American Classic in 2009 playing as an individual and has four career tournament wins, including the 2009 NCAA Northeast Regional ... boasts a career scoring average of 72.75 in 102 rounds of golf ... has 10 top-10 finishes and 18 top-20 showings in his career ... very consistent on the golf course ... one of the Tide's best ball strikers and very straight off the tee ... won the 2009 and 2010 Alabama State Amateur and qualified for the 2010 U.S. Amateur.
He finished fourth on the team and 18th in the SEC with a 72.50 scoring average ... played in a career-high 12 tournaments, including the Western Refining College All-America Classic where the defending champion finished 10th at 5-under-par 208 ... carded nine rounds under par in 2010-11 and six rounds in the 60s ... season's low round was a final-round 67 that helped the Tide edge Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State to win the Puerto Rico Classic ... 65th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and played the 22nd most difficult schedule in the nation ... opened the year with a tie for 27th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate where he shot 5-over-par 221 ... tied for 51st at the Olympia Field Fighting Illini Invitational ... posted a tie for 16th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a five-over-par total of 215 ... tied for 21st at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, helping the Tide capture the prestigious team title ... carded his first top-10 finish of the season with a tie for eighth at the Puerto Rico Classic as Alabama won its third tournament of the year ... shot 72, 73 and 67 for a 4-under 212 ... shot 9-over 219 at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate to finish tied for 21st ... carded rounds of 73 and 74 on the opening day and closed with a 72 in the final round ... tied for 48th at the Linger Longer Invitational ... posted a top 20 with a tie for 18th at the Insperity ASU Invitational with rounds of 69, 75 and 73 ... recorded second straight top-10 finish at the SEC Championship with a tie for 10th at 3-over 213, including a final-round 68 ... continued his strong play with his best showing of the season at the NCAA Central Regional ... finished tied for fourth at 4-under-par 209 after rounds of 68, 72 and 69 ... battled mononucleosis during the 2011 NCAA Championship but displayed a toughness that helped him lead the Crimson Tide with a tie for 29th at 5-over-par 221 ... played two rounds after having just left the hospital earlier that morning.
Hamrick took his game to a new level as a sophomore ... captured medalist honors at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and the Western Refining All-American Golf Classic while tying for the tournament win at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational before losing in a playoff ... an honorable mention All-American by PING and Golfweek ... garnered first-team All-SEC recognition ... finished second on the team in scoring with a 72.21 scoring average (2,455 over 34 rounds) ... finished ranked 35th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... posted five top-20 finishes in 11 events ... paced Alabama in five of 11 tournaments in 2009-10 ... finished 25th nationally in putting ... opened the season with a tie for 14th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, firing rounds of 75, 71 and 70 for an even-par 216 ... posted an 11-over 227 at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational for a tie for 32nd ... scorched the Old Overton tract in Birmingham in the only round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 5-under-par 65 that edged Texas' Cody Gribble (66) for medalist honors ... tied for 16th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in the Tide's next tournament, carding a 6-over-par 222 ... represented Alabama in the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas, leading up to the Sun Bowl in December and blew away the field with a career-low 11-under-par 202 to beat one of the most competitive fields in collegiate golf ... finished tied for 32nd at the Puerto Rico Classic (+1, 217) before struggling to a 65th-place showing at the John Hyat Collegiate Invitational (+18, 234) ... was tied for the tournament lead after 54 holes of the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational, but missed out of medalist honors as Mississippi's Jonathan Randolph won the playoff with a birdie on the first hole ... Hamrick carded rounds of 73, 68 and 70 to post a 5-under-par total of 211 ... finished tied for 30th at the Linger Longer Invitational at 9-over-par 225 ... tied for 47th at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational after rounds of 71, 74 and 73 for a 2-over-par 218 ... collected his best SEC Championship finish by firing rounds of 69, 67 and 71 to tie for fourth place ... placed in a tie for 24th at the NCAA East Regional to pace the Crimson Tide squad at 1-over-par 211.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Hamrick played in all 11 tournaments for the Crimson Tide ... finished with a 73.59 stroke average (2,355 strokes over 32 rounds) ... honorable mention PING All-American ... captured his first career tournament at the 2009 NCAA Northeast Regional as he paced Alabama to its first regional championship ... had two top-10 finishes and six top-20 showings as a freshman ... finished 70th nationally in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... made his collegiate debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... finished tied for 11th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 1-under-par 209 ... also fired the low round of his career at the JPNI with 6-under-par 64 in the second round of the event, which is tied for the second-lowest round in school history ... opened the spring on fire with a second-place showing at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, shooting three even-par rounds of 72 ... turned in another consistent and impressive performance the following weekend at the Puerto Rico Classic where he finished 16th ... shot rounds of 70, 71 and 71 to pace the Crimson Tide team with a 54-hole score of 4-under-par 212 ... finished tied for 49th in the stroke play portion of the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships with a 36-hole total of 154 (+10) ... a perfect 3-0 during match play, knocking off Charlotte's Corey Nagy 1-up, Duke's Spencer Anderson 2-up and San Diego's Ian Coffman 6 and 5 ... was the Tide's No. 2 scorer at the United States Collegiate Championship, finishing tied for 19th as the team finished tied for fifth ... carded rounds of 75 (+3), 76 (+4) and 71 (-1) for a 6-over 222 ... shot a second-round 68 at the SEC Championships and followed that up with a 71 in the final round to finish in a tie for 17th ... posted a 54-hole total of 219 (+3) after an opening round 80 ... posted an opening-round 74 in 25-plus mph winds at the NCAA Northeast Regional at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway Township, N.J. ... followed that with an even-par 71 in the second round ... tied the course record with a 4-under-par 67 in the final round to capture his first medalist honors ... birdied the 16th and 17th hole to earn a 1-stroke victory ... knocked a 3-wood within 20 feet at the par-5 16th and two-putted for birdie and then nailed another 3-wood within three feet at the 249-yard par-3 17th ... tied for 136th at the NCAA Championships with rounds of 73, 76 and 83.
REDSHIRT (SPRING 2008)
He graduated from high school early, earning his diploma from Montgomery Academy in December 2007 ... enrolled in school and began attending classes at Alabama in January 2008 in order to get a jump on school and golf ... redshirted during the spring of 2008.
Hamrick played in the 2005 U.S. Amateur ... was the youngest player in the field at the 2006 U.S. Amateur (age 15) ... played in the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur, and at age 13, was the youngest in the field ... December 2007 graduate of Montgomery Academy ... was highlighted in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" section in the Feb. 11, 2008, issue because of his graduating from high school early and his accolades (five top-four finishes in the Class 3A tournament dating to the 7th grade, he didn't get to compete as a senior because he'd graduated), three individual titles and five team titles ...finished second in stroke play at the 2007 U.S. Junior Championship ... won the 2007 Blue-Gray High School Invitational with a 2-under 142, including a Montgomery Academy record round of 65 ... won his first of three individual state high school titles as an eighth grader (won in 2005, 2006 and 2007) ... finished second in the state as a seventh grader ... owns the Montgomery Academy wins record with 1,334 (win for every golfer a player beats in a match or tournament, excluding teammates) ... sophomore stroke average was 72.3 ... freshman stroke average of 72.8 ... coached by Tim Bethea, who with Hamrick's help, won five consecutive 3A state championships.
Hamrick is the son of Bill and Gail Hamrick ... has one older sister, Hayden ... was one of the youngest students on campus when he began classes in January of 2008 ... majoring in pre-business.