2009-2010 NGCA Awards

Matuszak and Boyce Named All-Region, All-American


NOTRE DAME, Ind. - After matching the team's best finish at this spring's NCAA Division III Championships, sophomore Natalie Matuszak and junior Mary Kate Boyce were named to the Great Lakes All-Region team while garnering Honorable Mention All-American accolades.  The announcement comes from the National Golf Coaches Association three days after the completion of the national championship tournament.

The pair finished the season ranked among the top 20 of all Division III golfers in par three, par four, and par five scoring.  As a team, Saint Mary's finished fourth in the country in those same three categories.  

Matuszak finished tied for third at the NCAA Division III Championships last week to earn Honorable Mention All-American status.  She shot a four-day score of 315 to average 78.75 per round at the championships.  She also ended the spring with an 82.11 adjusted scoring average while being ranked 29th among Division III golfers by Golfstat.com.  

Boyce also finished in the top ten at the national championship tournament by claiming ninth place to earn Honorable Mention All-American accolades.  She shot a four-day score of 322 for an 80.5 average per round in the Division III championships.  She finished the spring ranked 38th among Division III golfers with an 82.06 adjusted scoring average.

The two became the first pair of Saint Mary's golfers to finish in the top ten at the NCAA Division III Championships last week.


National Golf Coaches Association 2009-2010 Awards

PING NGCA Division III Player of the Year

Susan Martin ? Methodist University
 
NGCA Division III Freshman of the Year
Catherine Wagner – University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
 
NGCA Division III Kim Moore Spirit Award
Lori Ann Puchalski ? Benedictine University
 
Division III SkyCaddie NGCA National Coach of the Year
Scott Moe ? Gustavus Adolphus College
 
Division III SkyCaddie NGCA Regional Coaches of the Year
East Region Coach of the Year: Michelle Morgan ? Amherst College
Great Lakes Coach of the Year: Vince Lazar ? DePauw University
Central Region Coach of the Year: John Means – University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Midwest Region Coach of the Year: Scott Moe ? Gustavus Adolphus College
West Region Coach of the Year: Mary Jo McCloskey ? George Fox University

NGCA Division III All?American Teams
First Team

Emily Bachert, Sophomore, Centre College
Paige Caldwell, Junior, Methodist University
Kristen Davenport, Senior, Southwestern University (Texas)
Susan Martin, Senior, Methodist University
Katie Maurer, Sophomore, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Katie Schenfeld, Junior, Gustavus Adolphus College
Jessica Urban, Senior, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point  
Catherine Wagner, Freshman, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Second Team
Hannah Buck , Freshman, Washington University in St. Lo
Taylor Drenttel, Sophomore, Gustavus Adolphus College
Kimberly Eaton, Junior, Wellesley College
Kali Griggs, Senior, Gustavus Adolphus College
Hayley Milbourn, Junior, Amherst College
Brianna Nap, Junior, George Fox University
Alana Swain, Senior, Methodist University
Erica Woodall, Junior, Illinois Wesleyan University
 
Honorable Mention
Lizzie Blyth , Allegheny University
Mary Kate Boyce, Saint Mary’s College
Lindsey Haines, Senior, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathryn Hauff, Sophomore, College of St. Benedict
Leslie Lee, Junior, LeTourneau University
Ashley Lovell, Junior, Birmingham Southern University
Natalie Matuszak, Saint Mary’s College
Stephanie Mingos, Junior, Rhodes College  
Megan Rimmel, Senior, Olivet College
Flora Weeks, Sophomore, Middlebury College

NGCA All?Region Teams
Region 2/Great Lakes  

Emily Bachert, Sophomore, Centre College
Taylor Beatty, Sophomore, DePauw University
Mary Kate Boyce, Junior, Saint Mary’s College
Lauren Campbell, Sophomore, Olivet College
Amber Conrad, Junior, Olivet College
Erin Kielty, Senior, DePauw University
Natalie Matuszak, Sophomore, Saint Mary’s College
Janca Millett, Sophomore, Transylvania University
Stephanie Mingos, Junior, Rhodes College
Megan Rimmel, Senior, Olivet College