In the midst of leading the No. 7 ranked women’s golf team to a sixth place position entering the last day of play at the NCAA Division III Championship sophomore Caroline Ordian and senior Amberlynn Dorsey garnered major awards for their success on the greens.
Ordian, the 2015 and 2016 SCIAC Athlete of the Year, was named the 2016 PING WGCA Division III Player of the Year. She also repeated as WGCA All-America First-Team as her teammate Dorsey was named to the Second Team. The two also represented Redlands on the WGCA Al-West Region First Team, a repeat honor for both.
Ordian collected four medalists honors this season as she won the SCIAC Championship Tournament. She owns an adjusted scoring average of 74.61 with a compare record of 651-1. Dorsey capped her career by having the best season of her four-year career earning an adjusted scoring average of 78.38 good enough for ninth in NCAA Division III.
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents nearly 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.