2016 NAIA Women's Golf All-America Teams Announced

2016 NAIA Women's Golf All-America Teams Announced

By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2016 NAIA Women's Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women's Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. A total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to the first, second and third teams.

National runner-up William Woods (Mo.) led all programs with five individuals on the All-America teams. The Owls were represented by Celia Mansour (first team), Katie Warren (first team), Jodie Peacock (second team), Andrea Agniel (third team) and Myriam Hassan (third team).

Keiser had four golfers represented, Caroline Retabi (first team), Elsa Westin (first team), Rebecka Homstrom (first team) and Sabrina Schloo (second team.)

Bellevue (Neb.), British Columbia, Dalton State (Ga.), Oklahoma City, SCAD Savannah (Ga.), Wayland Baptist (Texas) and William Woods (Mo.) each had three golfers achieve All-America status as well, while two other programs had two individuals recognized.

Cumberlands (Ky.) Kaitlyn Riley, the 2016 NAIA Women's Golf National Championships individual medalist, headlined a pair of Patriots alongside Constanze Sieker that were named All-Americans. Riley tied for the lowest 18-hole score in NAIA Women's Golf National Championship history with a 68.

Twenty-one individuals are making at least their second All-America appearance. Sofia Molinaro of SCAD Savannah and Lauren Kruszewski of Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) are the only three-time First Team All-Americans recognized this year. 

Brandon Miller of Keiser was named the 2016 NAIA Women's Golf National Coach of the Year. His Seahawks ran away with their third national championship in program history, carding a 23-over-par 599 to win the national crown by 11 strokes at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga., on May 20.

2016 NAIA Women's Tennis All-America Teams

First Team:

Diane Lim Coastal Georgia
Kaitlyn Riley Cumberlands (Ky.)
Caroline Griffin Dalton State (Ga.)
Katie Dalton Dalton State (Ga.)
Lauren Kruszewski Embry-Riddle (Ariz.
Caroline Retabi Keiser (Fla.)
Elsa Westin Keiser (Fla.)
Rebecka Holmstrom Keiser (Fla.)
Anna Mikish Oklahoma City
Caroline Goodin Oklahoma City
Sofia Molinaro SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Alex Schies Texas Wesleyan 
Franzi Knoetsch USC Beaufort (S.C.)
Celia Mansour William Woods (Mo.)
Katie Warren William Woods (Mo.)

Second Team

Wendy Monfort Bellevue (Neb.)
Kat Kennedy British Columbia
Sarah Gilliard Coastal Georgia
Constanze Sieker Cumberlands (Ky.)
Julia McQuilken Dalton State (Ga.)
Wiebke Schlender Indiana Tech
Kailey Campbell Oklahoma City
Kyla Clancy Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Ashley Madden SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Mariona Maeso SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Paulina Camacho SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Hannah Duvall Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Kennedy Windlan William Carey (Miss.)
Demi Coertze William Penn (Iowa)
Jodie Peacock William Woods (Mo.)

Third Team

Karissa Moreland Bellevue (Neb.)
Maria Saavedra Bellevue (Neb.)
Avril Li British Columbia
Barbara Neto-Bradley British Columbia
Cassidy Scantland Campbellsville (Ky.)
Courtney Dye Indiana Tech
Sabrina Schloo Keiser (Fla.)
Cassidy Gibson Milligan (Tenn.)
Heather Nail Mobile (Ala.)
Abby Thompson Oklahoma City
Jacey Patton Texas Wesleyan
Marina Gallegos Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Natalia Ugalde Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Andrea Agniel William Woods (Mo.)
Myriam Hassan William Woods (Mo.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Golf Championship

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