CORAL SPRINGS, Florida - Texas A&M women’s golfer freshman Marijosse Navarro received recognition by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) as a member of its Division I All-American Second Team, Thursday afternoon.
The selection process for this prestigious honor is quite rigorous and is determined by the WGCA Awards Committee for each Division. The Division I WGCA All-America Teams consist of 40 total players. Each team - first, second and honorable mention - consists of 13-11-16 players each. Criteria used to evaluate each player are as follows: Head to head competition, comparison with common opponents, scoring average (adjusted), place finishes in regular season events and tournament wins and strength of schedule.
Navarro finished sixth at the 2014 NCAA Championship just a week ago matching teammate Katerina Ruzickova’s program best sixth place finish at the 2011 Championship. The freshman finished the 72-hole championship at even par after turning a team-best four-under on the final day of play.
In addition to her WGCA All-America award, Navarro was named to the association's all-region team.
Navarro, a native of Mexico City, has taken little time to adjust to college golf and has finished in the top-20 in all six tournaments since joining the maroon and white in January. The freshman arrived in College Station and immediately made an impact in the lineup, helping the Aggies finish in the top-5 in four of the six tournaments she has competed in.
Celine Boutier of Duke University, the PING WGCA Player of the Year, and Alison Lee, UCLA, the WGCA Freshman of the Year, highlight the 1st Team All-Americans. USC totaled five WGCA All-Americans with UCLA following on their heels with four All-Americans.
Navarro and the Aggies are fresh off a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships at the Tulsa Country Club. Stay tuned to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieWomensGolf on Twitter for coverage of Texas A&M women’s golf.
About the Women’s Golf Coaches Association
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.
WGCA 1st Team All-American
Laetitia Beck, Duke University
Celine Boutier, Duke University
Doris Chen, USC
Tonje Daffinrud, University of Denver
Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State University
Kyung Kim, USC
Lauren Kim, Stanford University
Alison Lee, UCLA
Gaby Lopez, University of Arkansas
Ally McDonald, Mississippi State University
Stephanie Meadow, University of Alabama
Grace Na, Pepperdine University
Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford University
WGCA 2nd Team All-American
Matilda Castren, Florida State University
Karen Chung, USC
Simin Feng, Vanderbilt University
Dana Finkelstein, UNLV
SooBin Kim, University of Washington
Erynne Lee, UCLA
Yu Liu, Duke University
Marijosse Navarro, Texas A&M University
Annie Park, USC
Samantha Swinehart, University of South Carolina
Lindsey Weaver, University of Arizona
WGCA Honorable Mention All-American
Daniela Darquea, University of Miami
Justine Dreher, University of South Carolina
Augusta James, North Carolina State University
Chirapat Jao-Javanil, University of Oklahoma
Alexandra Kaui, University of Oklahoma
Bronte Law, UCLA
Brittany Marchand, North Carolina State University
Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State University
Sophia Popov, USC
Jessica Porvasnik, The Ohio State University
Ashlan Ramsey, Clemson University
Louise Ridderstrom, UCLA
Emma Talley, University of Alabama
Anne-Catherine Tanguay, University of Oklahoma
Charlotte Thomas, University of Washington
Jennifer Yang, University of Washington