Four women's golf student-athletes from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) garnered Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) honors and Jodie Burton was named the WGCA West Region Coach of the Year as recently announced by the organization.
Earning WGCA All-West Region honors were Margaret Loncki, Emma Kang, and Mira Yoo of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS), while Caroline Ordian of Redlands also pulled in all-region honors. Athenas' head coach Burton was tabbed the WGCA West Region Coach of the Year.
On the heels of earning all-region honors, Loncki and Ordian were named WGCA First Team All-Americans, while Yoo was named to the second team. Kang was named Honorable Mention All-American. Ordian hauled in all-American and all-region accolades for the fourth time in her career, while Loncki was tabbed an all-American for the second time in her career. Kang was an all-region honoree a year ago and earned her first all-American recognition this season, while Yoo also registered her first national praise.
All four of this year's WGCA award recipients were named First Team All-SCIAC selections, while Loncki was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year. Burton and her staff was also named the SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year after leading CMS to its second straight, and fifth overall, SCIAC title at the three-day conference championship.
After two rounds of action at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship, Loncki is currently tied for the individual lead after carding a two-over-par 75 on day two and now has a combined score of 152. Ordian also shot 75 on Wednesday and is tied for third overall, and leads the field of individuals with an overall total of 153. Loncki currently shares the lead in birdies with nine, while Ordian is one of three players to post an eagle.