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WCC Releases 2009 Men's and Women's Golf Post Season Awards

April 15, 2009

San Bruno, Calif. - Pepperdine sophomore Andrew Putnam and San Francisco junior Danielle Cvitanov were named the 2009 WCC Men's and Women's Golf Players of the Year by vote of conference coaches on Wednesday. Putnam earned seven top 10 finishes this season and is currently ranked No. 21 in the nation by Golfweek. Cvitanov posted seven top five finishes this season and tied for fifth with teammate Diana Hong at this year's WCC Championships.

San Francisco junior Danielle Cvitanov tied for 5th at the 2009 WCC Golf Championships.

San Francisco took home WCC Coach of the Year honors on the men's and women's side. The men's head coach Gary Nelson helped lead his team to its first WCC title since 1990, while women's head coach Ria Quiazon guided her team to its eighth straight second place finish.

Nabbing WCC Freshman of the Year honors was San Diego's Alex Ching. Ching entered the 2009 WCC Championships at No. 4 in the WCC individual standings. Earning WCC Freshman of the Year accolades on the women's side was Pepperdine's Lisa McCloskey, who picked up three top 10 finishes on the season and tied for 10th at the WCC Championships with San Francisco's Tinna Johannsdottir.

As for the men's All-WCC team, seven out of the eight schools were represented. On the women's side, Pepperdine led the All-WCC team with five golfers, while San Francisco had three appear on the list.

Below are the complete men's and women's All-WCC teams, as determined by the conference golf coaches and individual finishes at this year's WCC Golf Championships:

Alex Ching, San Diego
Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine
Blake Trimble, San Diego
Cory Mehl, Santa Clara
Daniel Cone, Saint Mary's
Derek Cheney, Gonzaga
Domingo Jojola, San Francisco
Greg Moss, Loyola Marymount
Josh Anderson, Pepperdine
Kyle Huus, Gonzaga

Chris Cunningham, San Francisco
Ian Coffman, San Diego
Jimmy Cacho, Santa Clara
Kurt Nino, San Francisco
Shane Mason, Pepperdine
Terence Macatangay, Portland

Christina Stockton, San Francisco
Danielle Cvitanov, San Francisco
Diana Hong, San Francisco
Jayvie Agojo, Pepperdine
Jessica Wallace, Pepperdine
Kaitlin Drolson, Pepperdine
Lisa McCloskey, Pepperdine
Miki Ueoka, Santa Clara
Rachel Sibbitt, Gonzaga
Taylore Karle, Pepperdine

Meaghan Kari, Santa Clara
Natasha Podmore, San Francisco
Paige Rachor, Portland
Tamara Surtees, Santa Clara
Tinna Johannsdottir, San Francisco