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SCIAC Women's Golf All-Conference Honors Announced

SCIAC Women's Golf All-Conference Honors Announced

The 2018 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) women's golf teams were announced Thursday following a vote conducted by the league's member head coaches.

Margaret Loncki of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) was voted the SCIAC Athlete of the Year and First Team All-SCIAC selection. Loncki was a first team all-conference honoree in 2017, and was named to the second team in 2016. She was also received a First Team All-SCIAC nod during her first season. Loncki notched individual medalist honors at SCIAC No. 1 after shooting a combined score of 151 (76-75), and followed that with a second place finish at SCIAC No. 2 after logging rounds of 74 and 77. At the three-day SCIAC Championship, Loncki was once again the top finisher after carding a three-under-par 69 on day one, followed by marks of 77 and 74. 

First-year teammate Mira Yoo was voted the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year after finishing third overall at the SCIAC Championship, posting scores of 77, 75 and 74 during the three-day stretch to finish third overall. Yoo finished tied for fifth at SCIAC No. 1 (79-79), and tied for second at SCIAC No. 2 with Loncki (74-77) to highlight a tremendous debut campaign. 

Occidental's Katy Uchiyama was voted the SCIAC Sportsmanship Award winner. During SCIAC No. 1, Uchiyama collected a two-day total of 180 (96-84), and then posted rounds of 87 and 91 at SCIAC No. 2. At the SCIAC Championship, she notched three rounds in the 80s en route to a combined score of 259 (87-84-88) and a share of 32nd place overall. 

Head coach Jodie Burton and the Athenas coaching staff garnered SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors for the second straight season after leading CMS to its fifth conference championship crown. The Athenas clinched the SCIAC title by 95 strokes after registering combined totals of 619 and 609 during the four regular season rounds, and then logging impressive showings of 299, 294 and 307 at the three-day championship. CMS earned the SCIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship May 8-11 at Mission Hills Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 

SCIAC Athlete
of the Year

SCIAC Newcomer
of the Year
SCIAC Coaching
Staff of the Year
Margaret Loncki
Mira Yoo
Katy Uchiyama
Jodie Burton
First Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Margaret Loncki CMS Sr.  Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Caroline Ordian Redlands Sr. Palm Desert, Calif.
Emma Kang CMS So.  Cote de Caza, Calif.
Emily Lewis Chapman Jr. Los Alamitos, Calif.
Mira Yoo CMS Fy. Fremont, Calif.
Marissa McCardell Cal Lutheran So.  Clovis, Calif.
Kajal Vitha Whittier Jr. Whittier, Calif.
Sophia Hui Pomona-Pitzer Jr. Dublin, Calif.
Second Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Ally Gaskill Cal Lutheran Jr. Reno, Nev.
Lauren Settle Chapman Fy.  Woodinville, Wash.
Emily Attiyeh CMS Fy.  Lafayette, Calif.
Kelly Ransom CMS Jr. Walnut Creek, Calif. 
Annie Hay Redlands Fy. University Place, Wash.
Elise Kiya Redlands Fy.  Palo Alto, Calif.
Taylor Beckwith Whittier So. Turlock, Calif.