SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo senior Marie Coors was named the PING/Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division II Golfer of the Year and a First Team All-American, when the WGCA's post-season awards list was announced Wednesday.
Junior Amanda Jakobsson was named an Honorable Mention selection to the All-American teams.
Coors, the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Women's Golfer of the Year, took individual national champion honors at the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship last week in Findlay, Ohio, after shooting a seven-over 295 over 72 holes, and defeating her nearest competitor by two strokes. She finished the season with a 72.16 stroke average over 32 rounds, and had the lowest stroke average of any Division II women's golfer.
Coors earned First Team All-SSC honors and was also named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) At-Large Academic All-District team. She also won the NCAA Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship for having the highest grade point average of any competitor in the national championship.
Coors won three tournaments during the 2016-17 campaign with 10 top five finishes. She finished among the top 10 in all 12 events in which she competed during the season.
Jakobsson finished the season with a 74.50 stroke average over 28 rounds, and finished the season ranked 12th among Division II women's golfers in the GolfStat statistical rankings. She took medalist honors at the Stetson University Babs Steffens Invitational, after firing a four-under 212 over 54 holes against a mostly Division I field.
A Second Team All-SSC honoree, Jakobsson had a pair of top five finishes and finished among the top 10 in six events.
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PING WGCA Division II Player of the Year Marie Coors, Saint Leo University
WGCA Division II Freshman of the Year Charlotte Puts, Barry University
WGCA Division II Kim Moore Spirit Award Mikayla Johnson, Malone University
Division II Golf Pride WGCA National Coach of the Year Shannon Sykora, Barry University
Division II Golf Pride Regional Coaches of the Year South Region Coach of the Year: Shannon Sykora, Barry University Central Region Coach of the Year: Amy Anderson, Arkansas Tech University East Region Coach of the Year: Brent Nicoson, University of Indianapolis West Region Coach of the Year: Kenny Trapp, Dallas Baptist University
WGCA Division II All-American Teams
First Team Franziska Bremm, Sophomore, University of West Georgia Marie Coors, Senior, Saint Leo University Pilar Echeverria, Freshman, University of Indianapolis Sarah Kim, Senior, Dallas Baptist University Tilda Larsson, Sophomore, Barry University Brittany LaPadula, Senior, Florida Institute of Technology Ann Parmerter, Sophomore, Dallas Baptist University Charlotte Puts, Freshman, Barry University Casey Wild, Junior, Tarleton State University Elaine Wood, Senior, University of Montevallo
Arin Eddy, Senior, University of Montevallo
Hanna Harrison, Freshman, Dallas Baptist University
Abbey Hartsell, Sophomore Lenoir Rhyne University
Katharina Keilich, Sophomore, University of Indianapolis
Lauren Lamm, Senior, University of West Florida
Paola Ortiz, Sophomore, Florida Institute of Technology
Guro Rambjoer, Senior, Florida Institute of Technology
Kiira Riihijarvi, Freshman, University of Tampa
Michelle Ruiz, Junior, Nova Southeastern University
Paloma Vaccaro, Junior, University of West Florida
Seher Atwal, Freshman, Rollins College
Gloria Choi, Sophomore, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Annika Haynes, Junior, University of Indianapolis Amanda Jakobsson, Junior, Saint Leo University
Caroline Moore, Redshirt Junior, Lee University
Marvi Monsalve, Senior, California Baptist University
Noemie Pare, Freshman, Barry University
Maria Regina Gonzalez, Sophomore, St. Mary's University (Texas)
Johany Rivera, Junior, St. Edward's University
Emma Thorngren, Freshman, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Lexie Toth, Junior, Rollins College
Shelby Warner, Senior, University of Findlay
Mary Weinstein, Freshman, Regis University
Holly Winter, Freshman, West Texas A&M University