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SCIAC All-Conference Women's Golf Team

SCIAC All-Conference Women's Golf Team

PASADENA, Calif – The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recognizes athletic excellence through its All-Conference Awards. The All-Conference selections recognize outstanding participation and performance in conference play. Nominations and votes are submitted by the head coach of each team in the conference.

The SCIAC recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship in their respective sport. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents and spectators. Through positive action and leadership, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship the SCIAC and the NCAA endorse. 

SCIAC Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year:  Caroline Ordian, Freshmen, University of Redlands
Ordian erupted on the scene as a first-year competitor for the Bulldogs, earning a SCIAC scoring average of 75.428 while playing in all seven rounds.  She served an instrumental role in Redlands' first-ever conference title, which came with a substantial stroke advantage after the first two SCIAC tournaments.  Back in February, she won the opening 36-hole event with a 155, before firing off an impressive two-round tally of 143, which included a field-best showing of 70, during the second tournament.  At the SCIAC Championships, she battled through a challenging three days and finished fourth overall at 230 (75-76-78). 

According to Golfstat, Ordian is ranked No. 2 in the nation with an adjusted scoring average of 75.10 in all of her rounds this season.

SCIAC Sportsmanship Award:  Tiffany Gu, Junior, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Pomona-Pitzer junior Tiffany Gu earned an individual qualification to the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships after a strong spring campaign, which saw her finish second in the SCIAC Championships by one stroke with a three-day 228. Her opening-round 73 at the SCIAC Championships was the lowest round in the brief history of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Golf program (which began playing as a varsity team in 2010), passing her own record of a 74 set earlier this season at the Cal Lutheran Regals Invitational. Gu has earned three top 10 finishes in the SCIAC Championships in her career, including third as a freshman in 2013, eighth last year and a runner-up finish this spring.

SCIAC Coach of the Year: Art Salvesen, University of Redlands
Art Salvesen, head coach of the 2015 SCIAC Women's Golf Champions, has been at the helm of the University of Redlands Women's Golf team since July of 2010. He originally served as the head men's golf coach from 2000 to 2009, guiding the Maroon and Gray to eight NCAA appearances and four national runner-up finishes.
This week the Bulldogs head coach will take his No. 6 University of Redlands women's golf team to the NCAA Division III Championships, the program's first-ever national appearance in its short nine-year history. 

During his previous stint with the Bulldogs, he was named the NCAA Division III West Regional Coach of the Year on three occasions and coached numerous All-America honorees as well as academically distinguished golfers.

From 2000-2006, Salvesen guided the Bulldogs to a 37-5 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) record, including back-to-back conference crowns in 2002 and 2003, and again in 2005 and 2006.

Salvesen began his tenure at the University of Redlands after eight years as the Redlands High School golf coach, when he compiled an overall record of 119-13. Also, Salvesen led his team to the CIF finals each of his last four years with the Terriers.

In his spare time, Salvesen enjoys traveling to Montana for fly-fishing and spending time with his family. This 1975 graduate of the University of Redlands currently resides with his wife, Margie Cole, in Redlands.
2015 SCIAC All-Conference Team
First Team          
Tiffany Gu   JR Pomona-Pitzer
Shelby Hunt   FR Whittier College
Jennifer Kim   SO Pomona-Pitzer
Margaret Loncki FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Dalton Meade  SR University of Redlands
Kristin Oberiano JR Occidental College
Arica Rodriguez SR Whittier College
           
Second Team         
Cara Brinster  SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Amberlynn Dorsey JR University of Redlands
Kari Gordon   SO University of Redlands
Raquel Gordon SO University of Redlands
Taylor Kain-Godoy SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Shaina Raskin SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Marissa Suehiro SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps