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WCC Announces 2009-10 Women's Golf Postseason Awards

April 29, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Pepperdine swept the three postseason honors as sophomore Lisa McCloskey, freshman Danielle Kang and Coach Laurie Gibbs were named this year's WCC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Coach of the Year, respectively. The Waves won their ninth straight WCC title at the Championships last week by a total of 32 strokes, while WCC Player of the Year McCloskey rallied to earn medalist honors.

McCloskey shot a nine over par at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in tough, windy conditions to take the top spot, in front of WCC Freshman of the Year Kang. McCloskey also finished first at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and tallied five top 20 finishes this season. Kang took second at the WCC Championships, only her fourth collegiate event, with a score of 227 (74-75-78). Kang also placed first at the Bruin Wave Invitational.

Coach Gibbs took home her 10th WCC Coach of the Year award, leading her team to its 11th Championship title over the last 12 years and 12th consecutive appearance in an NCAA regional. Over the course of Gibbs' career, the Waves have won 34 team tournament titles and have had 36 individual medalist honors.

This season, the Waves will compete in the NCAA East Regional as the #4 seed. They look to improve on last season's finish of ninth place at the NCAA Championships. The San Francisco women's golf team (WCC Championships second place team finisher) was also selected to the NCAA Regionals and will compete in the West Regional, hosted by Stanford.

The All-WCC women's golf team was selected after the WCC Championships at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Course last week. The first five players on the team were chosen by the conference coaches, while the next five on the list and honorable mention selections were based on individual finish at the WCC tournament. Below is the 2009-10 All-WCC team.

Women's All-WCC Team
Danielle Cvitanov, USF
Kaitlin Drolson, PEP
Katrina Hegge, USF
Danielle Kang, PEP
Taylore Karle, PEP
Lisa McCloskey, PEP
Christina Stockton, USF
Tamara Surtees, SCU
MikI Ueoka, SCU
Jessica Wallace, PEP

Honorable Mention
Stephanie Corey, GON
Rachael Fischer, POR
Jamie Nonaka, SCU
Natasha Podmore, USF
Sage Suffecool, GON