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Andrew Larkin (Los Angeles), who completed his career as a four-time All-SCIAC golfer at Occidental College in May 2012, enters his second season as Oxy's men's and women's golf coach.
"Andrew was no doubt one of our best golfers during his time at Oxy, but he was also one of our best and most well-rounded student-athletes," Occidental athletic director Jaime Hoffman said. "His knowledge of the sport and energy will give our teams the spark they need to be competitive in one of the toughest NCAA Division III conferences in the nation."
When Larkin was on the course, he was among the best in the SCIAC every year. He was named Second Team All-SCIAC twice and First Team twice. He was also a two-time Academic All-American and has two career tournament wins, including SCIAC No. 2 in 2010.
Larkin was one of Oxy's most accomplished and complete student-athletes. He held positions as the president of the Future Business Leaders of America group and the treasure of the Phi Beta Kappa Pre-Law Society at Oxy. At the 2012 Roy Dennis Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet in May, he was awarded the Pat Yeomans Award for his athletic and academic success, the top honor for an individual sport athlete.
Larkin made his professional golf debut in November of 2012 after a layoff due to hip surgery. He currently is playing on the Golden State Tour and All-American Tours and has had two top five finishes in professional events. In may he missed getting his PGA Tour Canada Tour Card by four shots and looks forward to Web.com Q-School in September.