John Koskinen
John Koskinen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baraga, Mich.

High School:
Baraga HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180


2001-2002: John Koskinen competed in 11 tournaments including the NCAA East Regional ?first-team All-Big Ten?first-team All-Midwest Region?finished with the team?s second lowest stroke average at 73.94?an impressive junior campaign included three top-5, five top-10 and eight top-20 finishes?fired a season-low round of 67 at the 2002 Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational where he finished third ?recorded a career-best and season-best tournament score of 214 (74-70-70) at the Adams Cup of Newport where he placed fifth with teammate J.J. Beckstrom?carded a 68 en route to a third-place finish at the Big Red Classic?finished in ninth place at the Duke Invitational with a score of 221 (75-74-72)?Shot a 293 (76-72-70-75) , good for a share of 18th place at the 2002 Big Ten Championship?earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year with a 3.9 GPA in Kinesiology.

2000-2001: Finished the season with the team?s lowest stroke average at 74.19...Appeared in all 11 tounaments including the 2001 Big Ten Championship...Letter recipient...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors...Put together one top-five, two top-10, and five top-20 finishes...Three times he shot a season low round of 70..Placed fifth in the 2001 Big Red Classic with a score (72-72-74=218)...At the 2001 Bruce Fossum/TeamGearOnline.com Invitational, he finished in 7th place with a score of (70-73-72=215)...Finished the 2001 Big Ten Championship in 14th place with a four-round score of (73-74-71-70=288) which was the team?s second best performance.

1999-2000: Did not see any tournament action...Won the team?s Tom Anderson Award as top scholar-athlete.

1998-99: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Baraga HS...A four-year all-conference selection...Four-time team MVP...Best season came as a senior, when he averaged 70.2 in 13 rounds...Posted back-to-back top-six finishes in Izzo Junior Classic in 1997 and ?98...Took sixth in the 1998 Big I...Also lettered in football (three years) and hockey (two years)...Two-year captain in football.

PERSONAL: Son of James and Lucille Koskinen...Majoring in Kinesiology...Lists brother as biggest golf influence...Career ambition is to play on the PGA Tour...Participated in several summer tournaments which included 2001 U.S. Open qualifying...Finished second at the 2001 Horton Smith...Captured a third-place finish at the 2001 GAM Championship.