2015 NAIA Women?s Golf All-America Teams Announced

2015 NAIA Women?s Golf All-America Teams Announced

By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. A total of 30 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to the first and second team.

National champion Northwood (Fla.) led all programs with four individuals on the All-America teams. The Seahawks were represented by Caroline Retabi (first team), Elsa Westin (first team), Rebecka Holmstrom (second team) and Sabrina Schloo (second team).

British Columbia, Oklahoma City and SCAD Savannah (Ga.) each had three golfers achieve All-America status, while five other programs had two individuals recognized.

Dalton State’s (Ga.) Julia McQuilken, the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships individual medalist, headlined a pair of Roadrunners that were named All-Americans. McQuilken shot a national championship-best 298 (78-71-75-74) over 72 holes en route to the programs first-ever individual title.

Fourteen individuals are making at least their second All-America appearance. Stephanie Wong of British Columbia, who is a first-team honoree this season, is the only four-time All-American, having been a first team award winner in 2012, while listing on the second team in 2014 and 2013.

Brandon Miller of Northwood was named the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf National Coach of the Year. This Seahawks ran away their second national championship in program history, carding an 8-over-par 296 to win the national crown by 22 strokes at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.

2015 NAIA Women's Golf All-America Teams
First Team      
Player School Year Hometown
Renee Santoyo*^ Bellevue (Neb.) Jr. Guadalupe, Mexico
Kat Kennedy* British Columbia So. Okotoks, Alberta
Stephanie Wong*^% British Columbia Sr. Richmond, B.C.
Vanessa Chap Cal State San Marcos Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Julia McQuilken Dalton State (Ga.) Jr. Tampa, Fla.
Lauren Kruszewski* Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) So. Chesapeake, Va.
Heather Shake* Houston-Victoria (Texas) So. Pearland, Texas
Caroline Retabi Northwood (Fla.) So. Grimaud, France
Elsa Westin Northwood (Fla.) Fr. Bromma, Sweden
Emma Allen Oklahoma City Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla.
Sofia Molinaro*^ SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Jr. Treviso, Italy
Alazne Urizar*^ SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Sr. San Tome, Venezuela
Alex Schies Texas Wesleyan Fr. Mansfield, Texas
Celia Mansour William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Toulouse, France
Katie Warren William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Swindon, England
       
Second Team      
Player School Year Hometown
Winnie Hyun* British Columbia So. Langley, B.C.
Christina Trujillo Cal State San Marcos So. Visalia, Calif.
Rachel Pingleton Cumberlands (Ky.) So. Parksville, Ky.
Bri-Ann Tokariwski* Cumberlands (Ky.) Sr. Winnipeg, Canada
Caroline Griffin Dalton State (Ga.) Fr. Sycamore, Ga.
Wiebke Schlender* Indiana Tech So. Paderborn, Germany
Heather Nail Mobile (Ala.) So. Hartselle, Ala.
Rebecka Holmstrom* Northwood (Fla.) So. Gothenburg, Sweden
Sabrina Schloo Northwood (Fla.) So. Wuerzburg, Germany
Anna Mikish* Oklahoma City So. Choctaw, Okla.
Katie-Lee Wilson* Oklahoma City So. Owasso, Okla.
Kyla Clancy* Rocky Mountain (Mont.) Jr. Park City, Mont
Paulina Camacho SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Fr. Mexico City, Mexico
Marina Gallegos Wayland Baptist (Texas) Fr. Madrid, Spain
Natalia Ugalde Wayland Baptist (Texas) So. Mexico City, Mexico

* 2014 NAIA Women's Golf All-American
^ 2013 NAIA Women's Golf All-American
% 2012 NAIA Women's Golf All-American

Honorable Mention  
Player School
Charlene Dubois Bellevue (Neb.)
Catherine Rousseau British Columbia
Sophie Olley Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Bri LaFoca Northwood (Fla.)
Kailey Campbell Oklahoma City
Corinne Grans-Wood SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Mariona Maeso SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Franzi Knoetsch USC-Beaufort (S.C.)
Taylor Thompson Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Alexis Belton Texas Wesleyan
Jodi Henley Thomas (Ga.)
Hannah Duvall Wayland Baptist
Maggie Yang William Penn (Iowa)
Myriam Hassan William Woods (Mo.)
Jodie Peacock William Woods (Mo.)
 

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Golf Championship

26th ANNUAL WOMEN'S GOLF 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 12-15, 2020
Lincoln Park Golf Course
Oklahoma City, Okla.