Women's spring preview: SWAC

Texas Southern's Kassandra Rivera

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the SWAC Conference:

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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Top of the class: Alabama State

Player to watch: Kassandra Rivera, Texas Southern

Freshman to watch: Dismary Marquez, Alabama State

Conference championship: April 21-23, Links on the Bayou Golf Club, Alexandria, La.

Past champions (since 2009): Alabama State (2013), Jackson State (2012), Alabama State (2011), Jackson State (2009-10)

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CONFERENCE CAPSULES

(Golfweek/Sagarin rank in parentheses)

  • Alabama State (No. 234): Finished second at the ASU Fall Golf Classic and the Savannah State Invitational.
  • Texas Southern (No. 244): The team won the Matthews/Brown Memorial and the Prairie View A&mM Invitational. Junior Kassandra Rivera won three times during the fall – the ASU Fall Golf Classic, the Matthews/Brown Memorial Invitaionl and Prairie View A&M Invitational. She shot Texas Southern’s program-low, a 65 in the second round of the Prairie View A&M Invitational.
  • Prairie View A&M (No. 260): The Panthers won the Mississippi Valley State Invitational and second at the Prairie View A&M Invitational.
  • Mississippi Valley State (No. 261): Playing the 260th toughest schedule in women’s college golf, MVSU finished with an 0-6-0 record for the fall.
  • Jackson State (No. 271): Best finish was ninth at the BSC Southern Shootout as it didn’t finish the other two tournaments.
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