LANCASTER, Pa. – Five former Franklin & Marshall student-athletes earned a spot on the Centennial Conference (CC) Silver Anniversary Team for men's and women's golf, announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Kevin Philipow '05, Cameron Warner '12, Robert Svigals '15, and Brad Lankler '17 earned the honor on the men's team while Jessica Kunkle '05 landed on the women's list.
The Centennial Silver Anniversary teams are in celebration of the Conference's first 25 years of competition, which began in 1993. During July and the first two weeks of August, the CC will honor its member schools' most-distinguished student-athletes in 24 sports.
Criteria for the inclusion of a team are as follows:
Must be a graduate of the institution AND one of the following:
3-time or 4-time first-team All-Centennial performer (win same event in swimming, track)
2-time Centennial Player of the Year
1st team All-America AND 2-time first-team All-Centennial performer
2-time All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd team)
Kevin Philipow '05 – Men's Golf
Philipow was a three-time All-Centennial selection and was the first Diplomat to earn multiple All-CC honors. His best finish came at the 2004 CC Championship where secured second place after carding a 231 (76-76-79) – which was just one stroke back of the lead. His 79.31 career stroke average places him eighth among F&M golfers during the CC era and 22nd among all Conference players.
Cameron Warner '12 – Men's Golf
Warner is one of just nine F&M golfers to earn All-America recognition when he garnered the accolade in 2012. He was the Conference Medalist in 2012 as well after beating out two opponents with a birdie on the opening playoff hole to claim the title. Warner earned his way onto three All-CC teams thanks to his top-five finishes at the CC Tournament, and his 77.59 career stroke average is third among all F&M golfers while being fifth among all CC student-athletes.
Robert Svigals '15 – Men's Golf
Svigals won back-to-back CC Individual Titles in 2014 and 2015, shooting the third-lowest score a Championship competition in 2015 when he carded a 219. He is the only two-time CC Medalist in program history and only the second in CC history. Svigals' 77.71 career stroke average is eighth all-time in the CC record book.
Brad Lankler '17 – Men's Golf
Lankler holds the distinction of being the program's lone three-time All-American when he was awarded the honor from 2015-17. He won CC Player of the Year as a freshman in 2014 after leading every round of the Centennial Championship and finished his career with three All-CC nods. Lankler holds two of the CC's top-three finishes at the NCAA Tournament after tying for fifth in 2017 and tying for sixth in 2016. His career stroke average of 74.14 is the lowest among any CC golfer by nearly three strokes as he placed in the top-five of more than half of the events he competed in throughout his career, including four medalist honors.
Jessica Kunkle '05 – Women's Golf
Kunkle is the Diplomats' only four-time All-CC member and only of only seven in the history of the CC. She twice finished as the runner-up at the CC Championships, carding her best score of a 177 (88-89) in 2004. Her 90.88 career stroke average is the best among all F&M women's golfers with a minimum of 25 rounds, and the mark is good for 13th on the CC list.