Duncan earns NGCA Player of the Year; Lee top freshman

Duke's Lindy Duncan on Tuesday at the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships.

Duke's Lindy Duncan on Tuesday at the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.59 
2Annie ParkUSC  69.73 
3Yu LiuDuke  69.81 
4Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.00 
5Gaby LopezArkansas  70.01 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.32 
2UCLA 70.60 
3Duke 70.79 
4Stanford 71.49  10 
5Arkansas 71.52 

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The NCAA Women’s Championship closed May 25 with the announcement of the annual National Golf Coaches Association Awards and All-American teams.

Duke junior Lindy Duncan became the third Blue Devil to win the Player of the Year award. Duncan ended the year atop the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. UCLA's Erynne Lee was named the Freshman of the Year.

Amy Anderson, a North Dakota State junior who missed an individual playoff at regional by one shot, was awarded the Dinah Shore Trophy Award. The honor annually is given to a female college golfer who maintains a strong grade point average, contributes to the team and demonstrates leadership qualities off the course. Past recipients include Amanda Blumenherst (Duke), Stacy Lewis (Arkansas) and Karin Sjodin (Oklahoma State).

Ashley McKenny, Samantha Troyanovich and Stephanie Wagstaff of Tulane earned the Kim Moore Spirit Award, given to players who demonstrate a great spirit toward the game of golf and a positive attitude in the face of challenges.

Other awards:

Eaton Golf Pride NGCA National Coach of the Year: Mic Potter (Alabama)

Eaton Golf Pride NGCA Regional Coaches of the Year

East Region: Potter

Central Region: Veronique Drouin-Luttrell (Oklahoma)

West Region: Carrie Forsyth (UCLA)

Eaton Golf Pride NGCA Assistant Golf Coach of the Year: Patricia Earley (North Carolina)

All-Americans

First Team

Marina Alex, Vanderbilt

Doris Chen, USC

Lindy Duncan, Duke

Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma

Jennifer Kirby, Alabama

Erynne Lee, UCLA

Lee Lopez, UCLA

Lisa McCloskey, USC

Giulia Molinaro, Arizona State

Brooke Pancake, Alabama

Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt

Emily Tubert, Arkansas

Second Team

Brittany Altomare, Virginia

Emilie Burger, Georgia

Katie Burnett, South Carolina

Hayley Davis, Baylor

Manon Gidali, Arizona

Laura Gonzalez, Purdue

Cassy Isagawa, Oregon

Tiffany Lua, UCLA

Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M

Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State

Honorable Mention

Gabriella Dominguez, Texas Tech

Austin Ernst, LSU

Ani Gulugian, UCLA

Camilla Hedberg, Florida

Daniela Holmqvist, California

Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech

Justine Lee, Arizona State

Brittany Marchand, North Carolina State

Grace Na, Pepperdine

Katherine Perry, North Carolina

Sophia Popov, USC

Caroline Powers, Michigan State

Portland Rosen, Virginia

Madelene Sagstrom, LSU

Maria Salinas, Florida State

Marta Sanz, Auburn

Emily Talley, Colorado

Tessa Teachman, LSU

Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia

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