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Women's Golf Earns All-Region, All-American Honors
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007
CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Three members of the UW-Eau Claire women's golf team have recently been named to the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Central Region and All-American teams.
Meghan Sobotta (Jr.-Arcadia) earned second team All-America honors for the second consecutive year. Sobotta was the top Blugold finisher at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships tying for 21st place. A two-time first team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) selection, Sobotta posted a team-best stroke average of 81.1 this past spring in addition to leading the team with an 80.5 stroke average in the fall.
Jesse Thompson (Sr.-Stevens Point/SPASH) received honorable mention All-America honors. It is the first time Thompson has earned All-America status. Thompson tied for 23rd place at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships and is a two-time first team All-WIAC honoree, achieving both feats over the last two years. Thompson tied Sobotta for the team lead in spring stroke average at 81.1 while finishing second in the fall with an average of 80.8.
Torie Ives (Fr.-Osseo/Osseo-Fairchild) joined Sobotta and Thompson on the 10-member Central Region team. Ives tied for 38th place at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships and earned medalists honors at the WIAC Conference Championship, marking the fourth consecutive year that a Blugold has earned medalist honors. Ives received first team All-WIAC honors and recorded a stroke average of 82.2 in the fall and 84.3 in the spring.
Eau Claire ended the year with an overall record of 106-15-2 finishing seventh at the national championship and winning its third-straight WIAC team championship.