The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has announced its 2017 women's golf end of the year awards, as voted upon by the league's head coaches. The awards include Player, Newcomer and Coaching Staff of the Year; First Team, Second Team and the Sportsmanship Award.
Caroline Ordian picked up her third straight Athlete of the Year honors after averaging a 76.0 in seven SCIAC rounds. She posted the lowest round of the SCIAC Championship with a 70 in the final 18 holes. She also recorded the only eagle in that tournament. The junior won SCIAC #2 by six strokes with a 145.
Emma Kang was named the Newcomer of the Year after averaging the second lowest stroke total over seven SCIAC rounds with a 77. Kang shot the lowest three rounds at the SCIAC Championship for the individual title including 72 on the final day. She helped the Athenas capture the conference championship and the NCAA automatic qualifier by besting the next best team by 35 strokes.
Ciara Clark, a junior from Whittier, was named the Sportsmanship Recipient as voted on by her fellow peers across the conference.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was named the coaching staff of the year led by head coach Jodie Burton. The Athenas claimed their fourth conference title by 35 stokes over the course of the four regular season rounds plus the three championship rounds. The Athenas also won SCIAC Championship tournament by 24 strokes and will represent the SCIAC at the NCAA Division III Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas on May 9-12
Athlete of the Year: Caroline Ordian, Jr, Redlands
Newcomer of the Year: Emma Kang, Fr, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Sportsmanship Award: Ciara Clark, Jr, Whittier
Coaching Staff of the Year: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Head Coach Jodie Burton
|Marissa McCardell||FR||Cal Lutheran