2014 NAIA Women's Golf All-America Teams Announced

2014 NAIA Women's Golf All-America Teams Announced

By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. A total of 46 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to first and third teams, while 16 individuals were named to the second team.

National champion Oklahoma City led all teams with five individuals earning All-America honors. Elia Folch (First Team), Caroline Goodin (First Team), Anna Mikish (Second Team), Kailey Campbell (Second Team) and Katie-Lee Wilson (Third Team) were the All-Americans for the Stars.

Bellevue (Neb.), British Columbia, Northwood (Fla.) and William Woods (Mo.) each had four golfers achieve All-America status, while national runner-up SCAD Savannah (Ga.) had three individuals recognized. Alazne Urizar, the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships individual medalist, headlined the trio of Bees who were named All-Americans. Urizar shot an NAIA National Championships-best 291 (76, 71, 73, 71) for the 72-hole tournament en route to the individual title.

Three programs—Northwood (Texas), Oklahoma City and SCAD Savannah—landed multiple players on the first team.

Fifteen individuals are making at least their second All-America appearance. Third Team honoree Jamie Palermo of William Woods is the lone four-time All-American, having been a First Team selection in 2011 and 2012 and a Second Team member in 2013.

Marty McCauley was named the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf National Coach of the Year. His Stars defeated SCAD Savannah in a one-hole playoff on Saturday, May 24, to win their second-straight and seventh all-time national championship.

2014 NAIA Women's Golf All-America Teams

First Team      
Player School Year Hometown
Renee Santoyo* Bellevue (Neb.) So. Guadalupe, Mexico
Winnie Hyun British Columbia Fr. Langley, British Columbia
Sarah Gilliard Coastal Georgia So. Alma, Ga.
Sunny Powers*^ Concordia (Ore.) Sr. Medford, Ore.
Lauren Kruszewski Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Fr. Chesapeake, Va.
Wiebke Schlender Indiana Tech Fr. Paderborn, Germany
Heather Bruce Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Sr. Enterprise, Ore.
Daniela Martinez Northwood (Texas) So. Mexicali, Mexico
Fariza Zain* Northwood (Texas) Sr. Singapore
Elia Folch* Oklahoma City Sr. Barcelona, Spain
Caroline Goodin Oklahoma City Fr. Oklahoma City
Kyla Clancy Rocky Mountain (Mont.) So. Park City, Mont.
Sofia Molinaro* SCAD Savannah (Ga.) So. Treviso, Italy
Alazne Urizar* SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Jr. San Tome, Venezuela
Myriam Hassan* William Woods (Mo.) So. Newport, Wales
Second Team      
Player School Year Hometown
Geandra Almeida Bethel (Ind.) Sr. Joinville, Brazil
Kat Kennedy British Columbia Fr. Okotoks, Alberta
Stephanie Wong*^ British Columbia Jr. Richmond, British Columbia
Cassidy Scantland Campbellsville (Ky.) Fr. Greensburg, Ky.
Christian Liggin Coastal Georgia Sr. Smithville, Ga.
Liz Stephens* Cumberlands (Ky.) Sr. Tockington, United Kingdom
Bri-ann Tokariwski Cumberlands (Ky.) Jr. Winnepeg, Manitoba
MacKenzie Cunningham Embry-Riddle (Fla.) So. Carmel, Ind.
Sophie Olley* Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Jr. Leeds, England
Heather Shake Houston-Victoria (Texas) Fr. Pearland, Texas
Rebecka Holmstrom Northwood (Fla.) Fr. Sweden
Bri LaFoca Northwood (Fla.) Jr. Dallas, Pa.
Anna Mikish Oklahoma City Fr. Choctaw, Okla.
Kailey Campbell Oklahoma City Fr. Oktasha, Okla.
Mariona Maeso SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Fr. Barcelona, Spain
Jodie Peacock* William Woods (Mo.) So. Nottinghamshire, England
Third Team      
Player School Year Hometown
Maria Saavedra* Bellevue (Neb.) So. Mexico City, Mexico
Natalia Soria Bellevue (Neb.) So. La Paz, Bolivia
Charlene Dubois Bellevue (Neb.) So. Salbris, France
Casara Hong* British Columbia Sr. Calgary, Alberta
Heather Wiquist Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Sr. Bluffton, S.C.
Tamina Romer Indiana Tech Fr. Dusseldorf, Germany
Courtney Dye Indiana Tech Fr. Williamsburg, Mich.
Paulina Bergbom Northwood (Fla.) Fr. Sweden
Micaela Johansson Northwood (Fla.) So. Sweden
Katie-Lee Wilson Oklahoma City Fr. Owasso, Okla.
Katy Peterson Rocky Mountain (Mont.) Sr. Glendive, Montana
Samantha O'Donnell USC-Beaufort (S.C.) Jr. Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Demi Coertze William Penn (Iowa) So. Johannesburg, South Africa
Alejandra Ferrer* William Woods (Mo.) So. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Jamie Palermo*^+ William Woods (Mo.) Sr. Sante Fe, N.M.

* 2013 NAIA Women’s Golf All-American
^ 2012 NAIA Women’s Golf All-American
+ 2011 NAIA Women’s Golf All-American

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Golf Championship

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