GENERAL: Earned a spot on the team at Cal during tryouts in the fall of 2010 as one of the few players to ever make the Cal roster as a true walk on ... has been a solid addition to the squad ... has played national-level amateur golf, including the 2010 U.S. Amateur ... very hard worker ... has made a real commitment to the game of golf.
2011-12 (AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not play.
2010-11 (AS A FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: Team won the 3A state title in Alabama as a sophomore in 2008 and then again as a senior in '10 ... a three-time All-State selection who won the individual state title as a sophomore in 2008 ... tied for second at 3A Alabama High School South Substate as a senior in 2010 with a round of 69 and tied for fifth at the state's high school championship the same season with back-to-back 74's for a 36-hole total of 148 ... ninth at 2009 3A Alabama State Championship ... seventh at Blue-Gray High School Championship in both 2009 and '10 ... a three-sport athlete who also played quarterback and linebacker on his prep football team that reached the state playoffs, and threw the javelin on his school's track and field squad ... graduated with his school's record for the longest javelin throw (145.6) and finished 11th in the event at 2010 Alabama State Championship Meet ... high school academic honors included the French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Math Honor Society, as well as his school's high honor roll and being named an AP Scholar ... worked with The First Tee organization all four years as a prep ... a member of Athletes In Action, a Christian athlete group.
OTHER: Full name is James Benjamin Mangum ... considering majoring in business as he pursues admission into Cal's Haas School of Business ... parents are Philip and Kathie Mangum ... has three older siblings - brothers, Philip and William, and sister, Kathryn ... born April 21, 1992, in Montgomery, Ala.
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LAST UPDATED: June 5, 2012