John Abercrombie

Golf
Class Senior Height 6'3"
Hometown Portland, Ore.
High School Westview Major Religion

 

Junior season (2010-11) - Missed fall semester events while studying at Scotland's University of St. Andrews, but returned to lead Whitman to fifth-place finish at April's NWC Spring Classic, shooting a second-round 4-over par 76 ... Finished with 36-hole total of 163, tied for 13th place, after shooting 87 in wind-blown first round ... Shot 81 for team's third-best score at April's Whitman Invitational ... Carded two rounds of 83 later in April to help Whitman place fifth at the NWC Championships.

Sophomore season (2009-10) - Shot his best fall-semester round (4-over 76) on day one of NWC Northern Colleges Tournament at Oakbrook in Lakewood, Wash. ... Finished season on strong note at the NWC Spring Classic (78-80 158) and NWC Championships (79-81 160) to help Whitman nail down fifth place in year-long standings.

Freshman season (2008-09) - Posted rounds of 80 and 84 for Whitman's second-best total in his first college competition (October's NWC Northern College Fall Tournament ... Also posted Whitman's second-best tournament total at NWC Fall Classic ... Carded his best-ever round (4-over 76) to place third at NWC Northern College Spring Tourney ... Finished season on good note with two rounds of 80 at NWC Championships.

Prep - Played four seasons of high school golf, qualifying for state three times, twice with team and once individually ... Senior golf team captain ... Also on varsity swim team for two years in school ... Played on high school water polo team for four years, serving as captain as sophomore, junior and senior ... .

Academics - Majoring in religion with minor in philosophy ... Plans to write senior thesis on points related to Buddhism/Taoism and mysticism or monasticism ... Studied fall 2010 semester at Scotland's University of St. Andrews, taking divinity school classes in divinity-biblical studies and philosophy ... Hopes to spend year in Asia following graduation before pursuing graduate studies in East Asian religion ... Plans career in teaching.

Personal - Son of Dave Abercrombie and Pam Leonard ... Has two older siblings, Paul and Carolyn ... Member of Sigma Chi fraternity ... Plays on club water polo team at Whitman ... Working summer 2011 on greens-keeping crew at Walla Walla's Veterans Memorial Golf Course ... Has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Walla Walla's Kirkman House, Whitman's Spring Spring Service Day and Adopt-A-Highway program.

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