NORMAN, Okla. – University of Illinois men’s golfers Michael Feagles, Adrien Dumont de Chassart, and Jerry Ji were honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Monday when the organization announced the NCAA Division I PING All-America second-team, third-team, and honorable mention selections.  

Feagles, who returned to the Illini as a fifth-year senior in 2020-21, and Dumont de Chassart, a junior who was named the Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Year this season, each earned second-team honors. Ji, a sophomore, earned an honorable mention nod.

“These three anchored our season from start to finish, and they deserve to be recognized as All-Americans,” head coach Mike Small said. “Every team that had the type of season that we just had, has to have depth and have players that can back each other up week after week. Michael, Adrien, and Jerry did just that.”

It marks the second All-America honor for Feagles who was previously selected as an honorable mention All-American as a junior in 2019. He becomes the 11th golfer in program history to garner multiple All-America nods. Dumont de Chassart and Ji each earned their first All-America accolades.

Feagles, who helped the Illini to four consecutive Big Ten Championships during his time in Orange & Blue, was also a five-time first-team All-Big Ten selections and a five-time PING All-Midwest Region honoree. The Big Ten’s 2021 Les Bolstad Award winner as the conference leader in stroke average (70.83), Feagles finished his final year with a stroke average of 70.55 to break the program record. He opened the year in impressive fashion by posting a career-low score of 200 (-16) to earn his second-career win at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, and was named to the Haskins Award Watch List in March. Feagles notched top-five finishes in seven of 10 events, including his fifth-place finish at the 2021 Big Ten Championship, a tie for third at the NCAA Stillwater Regional, and a fourth-place showing in stroke play at the 2021 NCAA Championship held in his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. He carded par or better in a team-leading 23 of 31 total rounds on the year, and concluded his collegiate career ranked No. 7 in the inaugural PGA Tour University rankings.

Dumont de Chassart, the 2021 Big Ten Co-Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection, recorded a second-place individual finish to help lead the Illini to their sixth consecutive Big Ten Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club. He followed up that performance by tying for third at the NCAA Stillwater Regional. A native of Villers la Ville, Belgium, Dumont de Chassart closed the year ranked second on the team in stroke average with a 70.96, just behind Feagles. He finished four tournaments as the Illini’s top performer, and matched Feagles for the team lead with top-10 finishes in seven of 10 events, including a four top-5s.

Ji, from Hoofddorp, Netherlands, ranked third on the team with a stroke average of 71.29 as a sophomore in 2020-21. He led the Illini to a 38-stroke a victory at the Louisiana Classics in March, securing his first collegiate victory with a career-low 54-hole total of 203 (-13). Ji tallied five top-10 finishes on the season, including a tie for eighth at the NCAA Stillwater Regional. His 22 rounds of par or better ranked second on the team behind Feagles.

The Illini are one of seven programs nationally – along with Arizona State, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, and Texas – to earn at least three GCAA Division I All-America first-, second-, and third-team, or honorable mention, honors for the 2020-21 season.