Freshman Curtis Reed
May 3, 2011
Dusenbury, who competed in his first semester with the Cougars in spring 2011, was named the league's Newcomer of the Year, while Reed was named to the C-USA All-Freshmen Team. Voting was done by the league's 11 head coaches.
A native of League City, Texas, Dusenbury joined the Cougars at the semester break in January and quickly earned a place in the Houston starting lineup. He finished second on the team with a 73.86 scoring average, competing in seven tournaments with six rounds of par or better.
He helped lead the Cougars to a fifth-place team finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate and tied the team's season-low with a 68 in the second round at the Desert Shootout on March 19.
Will did a tremendous job for us," head coach Jonathan Dismuke said. "He came in at a crucial time for us and had a solid semester. Will gave us some much-needed depth that we were lacking. This is just the first of more postseason honors for him.
Reed enjoyed his first collegiate season in 2010-11 and made an immediate impact. Twice, he posted team season-low rounds of 68 at the Seminole Intercollegiate and the Louisiana Classics and led the Cougars with a 73.76 scoring average and 12 rounds of par or better.
He tied for fifth at the Conference USA Championships in late April, helping lead the Cougars into a tie for fourth place, the program's best finish since 2004.
With his impressive performance in the postseason, he became only the second Cougar golfer to be named to the league's All-Tournament Team since 2004.
"We had high expectations for Curtis coming in, and he came in and has met and exceeded many of those," Dismuke said." He is a great student-athlete and a great ambassador for the University of Houston."