April 19, 2012

SCU's Taylor Camany Earns Spot Among WCC's Best Golfers

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference announced the 2012 women's golf individual award-winners and all-conference team Thursday afternoon, as voted on by the league's six head coaches. Santa Clara University sophomore Taylor Camany, who placed 12th at this week's WCC Championship, earned all-conference honors for the second consecutive season.

Pepperdine sophomore Grace Na is the WCC Player of the Year for the second year in a row and her teammate, freshman Alina Ching, is the WCC Freshman of the Year. Gonzaga's Brad Rickel and Pepperdine's Laurie Gibbs are the co-coaches of the year.

Na, the 2011 WCC Freshman and Player of the Year, tied for 12th with a score of +15 at the 2012 WCC Golf Championships in Hollister, Calif. this week. Na averaged a 73.83 and notched five top-10 finishes this season.

Ching is the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. Ching, the WCC February and March Player of the Month, finished with a 227 (+11) at the 2012 WCC Golf Championships in Hollister, Calif. She recorded three top-five finishes this spring.

Gibbs led the Waves to their 11th consecutive WCC Golf Championship this week. Pepperdine tallied a team score of 917 over the three-day event, six strokes ahead of second-place San Francisco.

2012 West Coast Conference Women's Golf All-Conference Honors:
Player of the Year
Grace Na, Pepperdine
Freshman of the Year
Alina Ching, Pepperdine
Co-Coach of the Year
Brad Rickel, Gonzaga
Laurie Gibbs, Pepperdine
 
Name School Class Hometown
Taylor Camany Santa Clara Sophomore Salinas, Calif.
Liv Cheng Pepperdine Sophomore Auckland, New Zealand
Alina Ching Pepperdine Freshman Honolulu, Hawaii
Michelle Condry San Francisco Freshman Honolulu, Hawaii
Stephanie Corey Gonzaga Senior Mt. Rainer, Wash.
Victoria Fallgren Gonzaga Junior Lakewood, Calif.
Somin Lee Pepperdine Freshman Denver, Colo.
Caitlin McCleary Seattle Senior The Dalles, Ore.
Grace Na Pepperdine Sophomore Alameda, Calif.
Maggie Yuan San Francisco Sophomore Sichuan
 
Honorable Mention: Any golfer who finished in the top 10 at the WCC Golf Championships that has not already been awarded
Eyglo Oskarsdottir, San Francisco
Lori Pearson, Seattle