2011 NAIA Women's Golf All-Americans Announced

2011 NAIA Women's Golf All-Americans Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2011 Women's Golf All-Americans. Golfers were selected by the All-America committee. Fifteen student-athletes were named to the first team and 15 others were named honorable mention.

Headlining the 2011 honorees is four-time All-American Laura Jones of Oklahoma City. The senior from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England, is the sixth four-time All-American in Stars program history. During her career, Jones earned a spot on the All-Tournament team three times, finishing as high as third in 2010. She tied for fourth place in her final National Championships by carding a 77-77-76-73--303.

California Baptist's Adriana Niclotti earned her third All-America honor in her final campaign and teammate Nathalie Silva became a two-time All-American. Two other individuals, Shorter (Ga.) sophomore Greta Lange and junior Jada Bennington of William Woods (Mo.) also earned their second All-America nod.

The 2011 All-America list is composed of two seniors, five juniors, six sophomores and two freshmen.

First Team      
Name School Class Hometown
Jessica Layman Bethel (Ind.) Jr. Walton, Ind.
Kylie Barros British Columbia So. Edmonton, Alberta
Haley Cameron British Columbia So. Kelowna, B.C.
Adriana Niclotti *^ California Baptist Sr. Gramado, Brazil
Nathalie Silva * California Baptist So. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Trish Gibbens College of Idaho So. Caldwell, Idaho
Danielle Bellet Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Jr. Lead, S.D.
Fabys Barreto-Guzman Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Jr. Sanford, Fla.
Pia Jenko Embry-Riddle (Fla.) So. Kranj, Slovenia
Laura Jones *^% Oklahoma City Sr. Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England
Nikki Stewart SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Jr. Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Greta Lange * Shorter (Ga.) So. Bremen, Germany
Lisa Persson Shorter (Ga.) Fr. Jonkoping, Sweden
Jada Bennington * William Woods (Mo.) Jr. Beloit, Wis.
Jaime Palermo William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Santa Fe, N.M.
Honorable Mention  
Name School
Kaelyn Lingenfelter Bethel (Ind.)
Janelle Samoluk British Columbia
Vanessa Leon * British Columbia
Sara Koizumi California Baptist
Sara Molyneux Concordia (Ore.)
Geandra Almeida Lee (Tenn.)
Anna Schoop Lubbock Christian (Texas)
Leah Miller Marian (Ind.)
Emelie Andersson Northwood (Fla.)
Melanie Roux Northwood (Fla.)
Paige Martin Oklahoma City
Plern Prombboobpa Park (Mo.)
Kelli Nakano South Carolina - Beaufort
Alyssa Herkel Victoria (B.C.)
Megan Woodland Victoria (B.C.)

* 2010 All-American
^ 2009 All-American
% 2009 All-American

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Golf Championship

May 12-15, 2020
Lincoln Park Golf Course
Oklahoma City, Okla.