By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Elsa Westin of Northwood (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. She was selected based on her performances from March 23 – 29 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
Elsa Westin, Northwood (Fla.)
Fr., Bromma, Sweden
• Westin is soaring this spring after notching her third victory of the season at the Battle at the Primm at the Primm Valley Gulf Club on March 24 in Primm Valley, Nev.
• She led both days with rounds of 66 and 71 on the 5,938-yard, par-72 course.
• The freshman defeated 66 individual golfers en route to the win, helping her No. 1 Seahawks finish second out of 12 schools.
• The Bromma, Sweden, native takes home her first national recognition with today’s award.
For the complete 2014 Golfer of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Katie Warren, William Woods (Mo.); Kayla Smith, Reinhardt (Ga.); Abby Brennan, Concordia (Ore.); Kyla Clancy, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Jenna Woitaszewski, Doane (Neb.); Marisa Pribnow, Peru State (Neb.); Kamie Rash, Kansas Wesleyan; Kamie Rash, Kansas Wesleyan; Erin Shriver, Ottawa (Kan.); Alex VanWanzeele, Indiana East; Natalia Soria, Bellevue (Neb.); Kenzie Rottinghaus, Grand View (Iowa); Maggie Yang, William Penn (Iowa); Miranda Keeler, AIB (Iowa); Deana Portillo, Texas at Brownsville; Marina Gallegos, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Andi Mcgill, Southwestern Christian (Okla.); Heather Nail, Mobile (Ala.); Andrea Lopez, Southeastern (Fla.); Samantha O'Donnell, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Sophie Olley, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Brennan Hallberg, Davenport (Mich.); Wiebke Schlender, Indiana Tech; Heather Steiner, Lourdes (Ohio).
2015 NAIA National Women’s Golfers of the Week
Week 1 (March 25): Sofia Molinaro, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Week 2 (April 1): Elsa Westin, Northwood (Fla.)