Downs Named Honorable-Mention All-America
NATIONAL GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2002-2003 DIVISION I AWARD WINNERS
Chicago, Ill. The National Golf Coaches Association recently announced the year-end student-athlete and coaches awards for Division I Womens College Golf. Winners were recognized at the NGCA Awards Banquets held in West Lafayette, Indiana on Friday evening, May 23 immediately following the conclusion of the Division I Championship.
DIVISION I AWARDS
2003 NGCA Division I Player of the Year Katherine Hull Pepperdine University
2003 Golfstat Cup Erica Blasberg University of Arizona
2003 Dinah Shore Trophy Award Katherine Hull Pepperdine University
2003 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award Alena Sharp New Mexico State University
2003 NGCA Division I Softspikes Freshman of the Year Erica Blasberg University of Arizona
2003 NGCA Division I Regional Coaches of the Year East Region: Sue Bower, Tulane University Central Region: Amy Weeks, Oklahoma State University West Region: Laurie Gibbs, Pepperdine University; Nancy McDaniel, University of California Berkeley (co-recipients)
2003 NGCA Division I National Coach of the Year Nancy McDaniel University of California Berkeley
2003 NGCA Division I All-American Teams
First Team Erica Blasberg, University of Arizona Karen Dennison, Indiana University Katherine Hull, Pepperdine University Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke University Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA Kristy McPherson, University of South Carolina Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke University Mikaela Parmlid, USC Sarah Sasse, University of Nebraska Alena Sharp, New Mexico State University Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine University
Second Team Nuria Clau, Wake Forest University Katie Futcher, Penn State University Allison Hanna, Ohio State University Brandi Jackson, Furman University Vikki Laing, University of California Berkeley Jessica Reese, University of Texas Violeta Retamoza, University of Tennessee Celeste Troche, Auburn University Kristen White, Ohio State University
Honorable Mention Aimee Cho, University of Florida Irene Cho, USC Danielle Downey, Auburn University Kailin Downs, University of New Mexico Leigh Anne Hardin, Duke University Sarah Huarte, University of California Berkeley Lindsay Morgan, University of Washington Sunny Oh, UNLV Janice Olivencia, University of Texas Ashley Prange, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Karin Sjodin, Oklahoma State University Kristin Tamulis, Florida State University Annie Thurman, Oklahoma State University Andrea Vander Lende, University of Florida Kim Welch, Washington State University Linda Wessberg, Oklahoma State University Courtney Wood, Vanderbilt University
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents over 325 programs throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.