SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Pepperdine enters the 2015 Spring season ranked No. 19 according to Golfstat and was picked to win the 2015 West Coast Conference Championship in a poll of the league coaches. The Waves captured 16 points, including the maximum of four first-place votes, and have won 13 consecutive WCC crowns and 16 of the last 17 overall.
Pepperdine's placed three on the preseason All-WCC team: seniors Alina Ching and Somin Lee and junior Marissa Chow. A two-time All-WCC First Team selection, Chow is the WCC's top rated individual player at No. 12 in the current Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
Currently ranked No. 38 by Golfstat, Gonzaga was picked second in the poll with 13 points and one first place vote. Junior Raychelle Santos and senior Alice Kim each make the All-WCC preseason list for the second straight year, while sophomore Ciera Min makes her debut. The Bulldogs posted a runner-up finish to Pepperdine last season for the third straight year and Kiim captured WCC Championship medalist honors.
San Francisco was picked third with nine points. BYU (8) and Santa Clara (4) rounded out the poll. Junior Kaci McCartan and 2014 WCC Freshman of the Year Annie Freman represent the Broncos on the All-WCC preseason team, while junior Lea Garner and sophomore Alex White will lead the charge for the Cougars.
The 2015 West Coast Conference Golf Championships will be held at Saticoy Country Club. The tournament runs April 13-15. DETAILS
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
|Team (First Place Votes)||Points|
|1. Pepperdine (4)||16|
|2. Gonzaga (1)||13|
|3. San Francisco||9|
|5. Santa Clara||4|
2015 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
|Annie Freman||Santa Clara||So.|
|Kaci McCartan||Santa Clara||Sr.|