By Jed Flemming, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Aleesha Smith of William Carey (Miss.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Smith was selected based on her performances from March 29 – April 3 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
Aleesha Smith, William Carey (Miss.)
So., Grand Bay, Ala.
• Shot a two-round 148 to take the individual title at the Phoenix Invitational
• Smith finished 1st out of 71 total golfers
• Smith helped lead the Lady Crusaders to a second-place finish out of 12 teams
For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here
Nominees: Leeah Shipley, Park (Mo.) ; Niquole Mangal, Brenau (Ga.) ; Ryann McCuistion, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Katie Growe, College of Idaho ; Mackenzie Mehaffey, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Hannah Cruz, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Alex Catalano, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Casey Bunner, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Nicole Jung, Taylor (Ind.) ; Helene Larsen, William Penn (Iowa) ; Jordan Leonard, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Kaitlyn Riley, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Raquel Romero Valverde, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Kylie Withrow, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Lindsey Swanson, Point Park (Pa.) ; Brittany Collins, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Tia Teiniketo, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Caitriona Griffin, Northwestern Ohio
2017-18 Women's Golf Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 21): Nicole Lopes, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
Week 2 (March 28): Michaela Fabiankova, Keiser (Fla.)
Week 3 (April 04): Aleesha Smith, William Carey (Miss.)