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2013 NAIA Women’s Golf All-Americans Announced

May 28, 2013
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By Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. The list of honorees includes 15 first and second team student-athletes and 15 honorable mention selections.

Oklahoma City, who claimed its NAIA best sixth national crown this year, landed two individuals, Elia Folch and Jessica Schiele, on the first team. Schiele and Folch finished first and second at the championships this year to lead the Stars to the victory.

Repeat All-Americans include: Kylie Barros and Stephanie Wong of British Columbia, Sunny Powers of Concordia (Ore.), Courtney Shelton of Lee (Tenn.), Anna Schopp of Lubbock Christian (Texas), Schiele of Oklahoma City and Jamie Palermo of William Woods (Mo.).

The 2013 All-America list is composed of eleven seniors, eight freshman, seven juniors and two sophomores.

2013 NAIA Women’s Golf All-Americans

First Team      
Name School Class Hometown
Maria Saavedra Bellevue (Neb.) Fr. Mexico City, Mexico
Kylie Barros* British Columbia Sr. Edmonton, Alberta
Sunny Powers* Concordia (Ore.) Jr. Medford, Ore.
Liz Stephens Cumberlands (Ky.) Jr. Tockington, Bristol, England
Connie Pitenis Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Sr. Daytona Beach, Fla.
Courtney Shelton* Lee (Tenn.) Jr. Franklin, Tenn.
Mariah Montoya Lubbock Christian (Texas) So. Lubbock, Texas
Anna Schopp* Lubbock Christian (Texas) Sr. Bremen, Germany
Tarah Winfield Northwood (Fla.) Sr. Brantford, Ontario
Fariza Zain Northwood (Texas) Fr. Singapore
Elia Folch Oklahoma City Jr. Barcelona, Spain
Jessica Schiele* Oklahoma City Sr. Grimsby, N. East Lincolnshire England
Alazne Urizar SCAD Savannah (Ga.) So. San Tome, Venezuela
Sofia Molinaro SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Fr. Treviso, Italy
Myriam Hassan William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Newport, Wales

Second Team      
Name School Class Hometown
Renee Santoyo Bellevue (Neb.) Fr. Guadalupe, Mexico
Haley Cameron British Columbia Sr. Kelowna, British Columbia
Casara Hong British Columbia Jr. Calgary, Alberta
Reagan Wilson British Columbia Jr. Calgary, Alberta
Stephanie Wong* British Columbia So. Richmond, British Columbia
Sophie Olley Embry-Riddle (Fla.) So. Leeds, England
Sloane Skinner Lee (Tenn.) Sr. Lexington, Ky.
Laura Deleonardis Northwood (Texas) Fr. Flowermound, Texas
Kelli Nakano USC Beaufort Sr. Cave Creek, Ariz.
Jessica Macphee Thomas (Ga.) Sr. Langley, British Columbia
Nathalia Valencia Wayland Baptist (Texas) Sr. Cali, Columbia
Alejandra Ferrer William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Lindsey Johnson William Woods (Mo.) Sr. Springfield, Mo.
Jamie Palermo* William Woods (Mo.) Jr. Santa Fe, N.M.
Jodie Peacock William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Nottinghamshire, England

Honorable Mention  
Name School
Geandra Almeida Bethel (Ind.)
Laura Beth Harris Cumberlands (Ky.)
Pia Jenko Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Bea Serra Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Kenzie Rottinghaus Grand View (Iowa)
Madison Alexander Lee (Tenn.)
Esther Kang Northwood (Texas)
Taylor Howard Oklahoma City
Mary Larsh Oklahoma City
Tanya Tibshraeny Oklahoma City
Alexa Osbourn SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Victoria DeGroodt USC Beaufort
Hannah Mason Southwestern (Kan.)
Alainey Muro Texas at Brownsville
Morgan Matchett Wayland Baptist (Texas)

* 2012 All-American