Women's Golf Selected to Compete in the NCAA Central Regional at Purdue

April 30, 2001

BERKELEY - The California women's golf team was one of 21 squads selected to compete in the 2001 NCAA Golf Central Regional Monday by the NCAA selection committee. The Golden Bears, who just finished their regular season with a sixth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championship, compete May 10-12 at Purdue's Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. This marks the Bears second-straight appearance in the NCAA regionals.

Cal head coach Nancy McDaniel feels good about her team's No. 10 seed in the West and her team's prospects for advancing to the NCAA Championship for the first time in the program's six-year history.

'We're exciting to be competing in the postseason for the second-straight year,' said McDaniel, the 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year. 'The fact that we're travelling and going to Purdue will be in our favor. A No. 10 seed out of the West has a strong chance to go to nationals.'

No. 25 (Golfweek poll) California is joined in the central regional by No. 8 New Mexico State, No. 9 Texas, No. 10 Tulsa, No. 12 LSU, No. 14 Oklahoma State, No. 15 Oklahoma, No. 19 Purdue, No. 27 Kent State, No. 29 Alabama, No. 33 Baylor, No. 36 Nebraska, No. 37 Texas A&M, No. 38 Central Florida, No. 40 Florida, No. 42 Texas Tech, No. 47 San Francisco, No. 48 Minnesota, No. 71 Idaho, No. 100 Princeton and No. 118 Oral Roberts. Allie Blomquist of Wisconsin and Nina Reis of North Texas will compete as individuals.

North Carolina hosts the East Regional, while Oregon State serves as host of the West. Eight teams and two individuals from non-advancing teams at each of the three regionals qualify for the NCAA Championships to be played May 23-26 at the Mission Inn Golf & Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

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