2018 NAIA Women's Golfer of the Week ? No. 1 (March 21)

2018 NAIA Women's Golfer of the Week ? No. 1 (March 21)

By Jed Flemming, Athletics Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nicole Lopes of Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Lopes was selected based on her performances from March 14 – 20 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

National Golfer of the Week

Nicole Lopes

Jr., Kaneohe, Hawaii

• Shot a 144 through two rounds to capture a first-place finish out of 24 golfers
• Nicole finished three strokes ahead of the second-place finisher
• Earned medalist honors for the second time this season
• Lopes helped give Embry-Riddle a first-place team finish

For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here

Nominees: Mira Nicpon, Marian (Ind.) ; Emma Sperry, Missouri Valley ; Carina Hernandez, Kansas Wesleyan ; Katherine Pirro, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Faustina Peve, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Viviana Yzquierdo, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Viviana Yzquierdo, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Marina Gallegos, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Alex Schies, Texas Wesleyan ; Kyra Plotner, Mobile (Ala.) ; Lauren Bird, Coastal Georgia ; Ana Magana, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) ; Katie Giant, Indiana Tech

2017-18 Women's Golf Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (March 21): Nicole Lopes, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Golf Championship

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