Hedwall named NGCA Player of the Year

Caroline Hedwall

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NCAA Women’s: Hedwall, Brouse talk title

Oklahoma State sophomore Caroline Hedwall and Purdue coach Devon Brouse explain what it feels like to be a national champion.

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Caroline Hedwall was named Player of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association. The sophomore from Oklahoma State won the NCAA Women’s Championship on May 21 at the Country Club of Landfall. Hedwall posted a 276 total to tie the NCAA scoring record with her 12-under score.

Hedwall won four of her eight starts during the spring season and did not finish outside the top 4 during that stretch. She finished the year with five victories.

Hedwall also won the Golfstat Cup, which is given annually to the player who has the best scoring average. She finished the year with a 71.14 stroke average to shatter the school's single-season scoring mark she set last year. Hedwall finished under par in seven of her 12 starts this year.

Hedwall, twice the Big 12 Player of the Year, is he first Cowgirl to garner national player of the year honors.

Ping NGCA Division I Player of the Year

  • Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State

NGCA Division I Freshman of the Year

  • Jennifer Johnson, Arizona State

Golfstat Cup

  • Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State

Dinah Shore Trophy Award

  • Katie Detlefsen, Central Florida

NGCA Division I Kim Moore Spirit Award

  • Sarah Bradley, Kent State


Devon Brouse

Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award

  • Juliana Murcia, Arizona State

Division I SkyCaddie NGCA National Coach of the Year

  • Devon Brouse, Purdue

Division I SkyCaddie NGCA Regional Coaches of the Year

  • East Region: Mic Potter, Alabama
  • Central Region: Devon Brouse, Purdue
  • West Region: Carrie Forsyth, UCLA

NGCA Assistant Golf Coach of the Year

  • Susan Rosenstiel, Alabama

NGCA Division I All-American Teams

First Team

  • Marina Alex, Vanderbilt
  • Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State
  • Cydney Clanton, Auburn
  • Lindy Duncan, Duke
  • Jodi Ewart, New Mexico
  • Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State
  • Jennifer Johnson, Arizona State
  • Stephanie Kono, UCLA
  • Juliana Murcia, Arizona State
  • Marta Silva, Georgia
  • Jennifer Song, USC

Second Team

  • Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Purdue
  • Laura Kueny, Michigan State
  • Camilla Lennarth, Alabama
  • Tiffany Lua, UCLA
  • Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee
  • Megan McChrystal, LSU
  • Sydnee Michaels, UCLA
  • Margarita Ramos, Arizona
  • Lizette Salas, USC
  • Kelli Shean, Arkansas
  • Cheyenne Woods, Wake Forest

Honorable Mention

  • Brittany Altomare, Virginia
  • Amy Anderson, North Dakota State
  • Katie Burnett, South Carolina
  • Numa Gulyanamitta, Purdue
  • Jennifer Kirby, Alabama
  • Joanne Lee, California Berkeley
  • Sara-Maude Juneau, Louisville
  • Lisa McCloskey, Pepperdine
  • Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho
  • Calle Nielson, Virginia
  • Victoria Park, Oklahoma State
  • Candace Schepperle, Auburn
  • Jaclyn Sweeney, Arizona State
  • Sally Watson, Stanford
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