UC Irvine senior John Chin has been named 2010 Big West Conference Golfer of the Year and Anteaters coach Paul Smolinski is the conference Coach of the Year.
Its the third straight Golfer of the Year honor for Chin, who repeated as medalist at the conference championship this season to help the Anteaters capture their sixth Big West crown since 2001.
Junior Max Greil earned first-team all-conference recognition, while freshman Jerry He was a second-team pick.
Chin has a 68.83 scoring average and has four tournament victories among his 10 top-10 finishes this season. He is ranked No. 1 in the Golfstat Cup and is No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. He will represent the United States in the Palmer Cup in June in Northern Ireland.