June 6, 2007
Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's golf team, which finished seventh at last month's NCAA Championships in Daytona, Beach, Florida, had three players selected All-American by Golfweek, the publication announced on Tuesday. Freshman Misun Cho was a second team pick, while senior Eileen Vargas and sophomore Jayvie Agojo received honorable mention.
Only national champion Duke and Arizona State had more players earn All-American honors with five and four, respectively. Pepperdine, Stanford and USC were next with three each.
"I am very proud of Misun, Eileen and Jayvie for being selected Golfweek All-Americans and how well they represent Pepperdine University," head coach Laurie Gibbs said. "Every player worked hard throughout the year and showed improvement. Women's college golf continues to grow with more talented players and stronger teams and to be recognized as an All-American is quite an accomplishment."
Cho led the Waves and finished 19th in the Golfstat rankings with a 73.30 stroke average. Vargas was second on the team with a stroke average of 74.61 while Agojo posted a 74.81 stroke average.
The Waves continued their run as one of the top college programs in the country and, in addition to finishing seventh at the national championships, concluded the year ranked No. 5 by both Golfweek and Golfstat. This season marked the third time (2003 and 2005) in program history that Pepperdine was ranked in the Top 5 in both final rankings and the fourth time that it has finished in the Top 10 at the national championships in its last four appearances.
The Waves enjoyed another multi-win season while playing one of the strongest schedules in the country as they captured the prestigious Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and West Coast Conference (WCC) Championships.
Next season, Gibbs and the Waves welcome top-ranked junior golfer Taylore Karle (Scottsdale, Arizona) to the team.