26 Apr UCLA Freshman Spitz Named All-American
Emma Spitz of UCLA is one of 11 golfers named to the 2019-20 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American First Team.
The Bruins were ranked 11th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Women’s College Rankings and Spitz was No. 7 in the individual rankings when the rest of the Spring season was canceled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Spitz, freshman from Austria, is a finalist for the Annika Award as the most outstanding Division I women’s player after leading the Bruins in scoring average this season at 71.4. She recorded her first college victory at the Bruin Wave Invitational, overcoming a six-shot deficit to tie for medalist honors.
Winner of the 2018 Girls’ British Open Amateur and the 2019 Slovenian Amateur Championship, Spitz placed in the top 10 in six of her eight tournaments for the Bruins.
Others on the first team include top-ranked Vivian Hou, a freshman at Arizona, senior Ana Belac of Duke, freshman Linn Grant of Arizona State, freshman Rachel Kuehn of Wake Forest, freshman Ingrid Lindblad of LSU, junior Emilia Migliaccio of Wake Forest, junior Kaitlyn Papp of Texas, freshman Pauline Roussin-Bouchard of South Carolina, junior Kaleigh Telfer of Auburn, and senior Natalie Srinivasan of Furman—the 2019-20 WGCA Player of the Year
Senior Allisen Corpuz of top-ranked USC made the second team along with freshman Angelina Ye and sophomore Aline Krauter of No. 9 Stanford, junior Sofia Garcia of Texas Tech, senior Renate Grimstad of Miami (Fla.), freshman Sophie Guo of Texas, junior Yu-Sang Hou of Arizona, junior Julia Johnson of Mississippi, senior Siyun Liu of Wake Forest, senior Pimnipa Panthong of Kent State, and senior Kenzie Wright of Alabama.
Among those receiving Honorable Mention are juniors Alyaa Abdulghany and Amelia Garvey of USC, senior Momoka Kobori of Pepperdine, sophomore Natasha Andrea Oon of San Jose State, freshman Emilie Paltrinieri of UCLA.
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