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No. 18 Pepperdine tabbed to win 15th consecutive title

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No. 18 Pepperdine tabbed to win 15th consecutive title

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Pepperdine enters the season ranked No. 18 by Golfweek and was picked to win the 2015-16 West Coast Conference Championship in the annual poll of the league coaches. The Waves captured 16 points, including the maximum of four first-place votes, and have won 14 consecutive WCC crowns and 17 of the last 18 overall.

Pepperdine placed two on the preseason All-WCC team: senior Marissa Chow and sophomore Tatiana Wijaya. A two-time All-American and the 2015 WCC Player of the Year, Chow enters the season as the WCC’s top rated individual player at No. 15 by Golfweek.

Gonzaga was picked second in the poll with 12 points and one first place vote. Junior Ciera Min was named to the preseason squad. Gonzaga and Pepperdine each advanced to NCAA Regional play in 2015.

BYU and San Francisco were picked third with nine points apiece and both placed three on the preseason team. Senior Lea Garner, junior Alex White and sophomore Kendra Dalton made the team for the Cougars, while senior Emelie Lundstrom, junior Ayaka Suzuki and sophomore Vanessa Ha were selected from the Dons.

Santa Clara (4) rounded out the poll with Annie Freman representing the Broncos on the All-WCC preseason team.

The 2016 West Coast Conference Golf Championships will be held at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. The tournament runs April 18-20.

 

2016 WCC Women’s Golf Preseason Coaches Poll

Team (First Place Vote)

 

Pts.

1. Pepperdine

(4)

16

2. Gonzaga

(1)

12

3. BYU

 

9

3. San Francisco

 

9

5. Santa Clara

 

4

 

2016 All-WCC Women’s Golf Preseason Team

Name

Institution

Yr.

Marissa Chow

Pepperdine

Sr.

Kendra Dalton

BYU

So.

Annie Freman

Santa Clara

Jr.

Lea Garner

BYU

Sr.

Vanessa Ha

San Francisco

So.

Emelie Lundstron

San Francisco

Sr.

Ciera Min

Gonzaga

Jr.

Ayaka Suzuki

San Francisco

Jr.

Alex White

BYU

Jr.

Tatiana Wijaya

Pepperdine

So.