June 26, 2007
Malibu, Calif. - Following its fifth consecutive Top 10 finish at the NCAA Championships in its last five appearances, the Pepperdine women's golf team will once again play one of the nation's most challenging schedules during the 2007-08 season.
Highlighting the Waves' schedule that was announced by head coach Laurie Gibbs on Tuesday, will be the NCAA Preview Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by Washington and the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate during the fall. Pepperdine's spring schedule opens with the prestigious Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (February 11-13) at nearby Palos Verdes Country Club and the PING/Arizona State Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. (March 28-30).
The Waves will defend their 2007 West Coast Conference (WCC) Championship at the Chambers Bay Golf Club in Tacoma, Wash. April 14-15. Three NCAA Regional Championships will be contested in Athens, Georgia, Austin, Texas and Sacramento, California May 8-10.
The 2008 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships will be held May 20-23 at the Championship Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pepperdine will enter the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and WCC Championships as defending champions.
The Waves finished seventh at the 2007 NCAA Championships in Orlanda, Florida, last May.
The 2007-08 Pepperdine squad will be led by senior co-captains Leanne Bowditch and Stephanie Gelleni. The roster will also include juniors Jayvie Agojo and Nicole Montgomery and will be strengthened by the addition freshman Taylore Karle, the No. 1-ranked 2007 recruit.
2007-08 Pepperdine Women's Golf Schedule
Sept. 24-26 - NCAA Preview Tournament (The Championships Course/Albuquerque, NM)
Oct. 8-10 - Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (Sahalee C.C./Redmond, WA)
Oct 19-21 - Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate (Stanford G.C./Stanford, CA)
Oct. 29-31 - Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Anthem C.C./Henderson, NV)
Feb. 11-13 - Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (Palos Verdes C.C./Palos Verdes, CA)
Feb. 25-27 - Arizona Wildcat Invitational (Arizona National G.C./Tucson, AZ)
March 9-11 - UCF Collegiate Challenge (Red Tail C.C. / Orlando, FL)
March 28-30 - PING Arizona State Invitational (Karsten G.C./Tempe, AZ)
April 14-15 - West Coast Conference Championships (Chambers Bat G.C. / Tempe, AZ)
May 8-10 - NCAA Regional Championships (TBA)
May 20-23 - NCAA Championships (Championship G.C. / Albuquerque, NM)