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Navarro Named WGCA All-American

May 30, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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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

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