Women's Golf Wrap Up

June 20, 2001

Year In Review: The Stanford women's golf team ended the 2000-01 season ranked third by GolfWeek and sixth in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings ... The Cardinal competed in 12 events with one tournament championship (Peg Barnard Collegiate, 4/13-14) ... They played 34 rounds (10,097 strokes) with a 296.9 stroke average ... Stanford recorded nine top five finishes (11 top 10) in tournament play ... The Cardinal finished second at both the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA West Regional ... Took ninth at the 2001 NCAA Championships, held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, making its 13th consecutive appearance in the championships.

Keever and Homeyer Honored As All-Americans: Senior Stephanie Keever was a first team NGCA All-America selection while fellow senior Hilary Homeyer was an honorable mention selection. Both Keever and Homeyer have received all-america honors in each of their four years on the Farm.

Four Cardinal Golfers Garner All-Conference Honors: Seniors Hilary Homeyer and Stephanie Keever were named first-team All-Pac-10 selections while freshman Angela Rho took second team honors. Fellow frosh Kim Kouwabunpat was an honorable mention pick after tying for fifth at the conference championships.

Did You Know: As a team, Stanford has finished in the top 10 in their last 33 tournaments ... they have finished in the top five in 12 out of the last 15 tourneys ... as a team, the Cardinal are averaging 296.9 strokes per round ... Stanford had five golfers ranked in the top 70 nationally in the final 2000-01 MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings ... Stanford has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships the last eight years.

Homeyer Earns Second Team Academic All-America and District VIII Academic All-America Honors: Senior Hilary Homeyer continued to garner postseason honors as she was named to both the Verizon District VIII Academic All-America Team as well as the Verizona Academic All-American Spring At-Large Team (second-team).

2001 NCAA Recap: The Stanford women's golf team finished ninth at the NCAA Championships carding scores of 298-303-300-300--1201 over the four day tournament. Georgia won the title with an 1176 (+24). Individually, Kim Rowton led the Cardinal with a tie for 25th (73-74-74-77--298) while Hilary Homeyer and Angela Rho tied for 38th with a 302. Stephanie Keever tied for 60th (75-79-75-77--306) and Kim Kouwabunpat tied for 68th (77-84-74-74--309).

Keever and Homeyer Earn Conference All-Academic Honors: Seniors Stephanie Keever and Hilary Homeyers added to their list of honors with their selection to the Pac-10 Conference Women's Golf All-Academic team. Homeyer was a first-team pick while Keever garnered second-team honors.

In The Rankings: Stanford finish the season ranked third in the GolfWeek/Sagarin Poll and sixth in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Poll. Individually, Stephanie Keever checked in at No. 11 while Hilary Homeyer finished at No. 27. Angela Rho, in her first collegiate campaign, finished 31st and Kim Rowton finished 51st. Kim Kouwabunpat checked in at No. 69. In all, five Stanford golfers were ranked in the top 75 individuals nationally.

Coach O'Conner: Head coach Caroline O'Connor concluded her sixth season at the helm of the Stanford women's golf program after leading the Cardinal to its best ever finish at the NCAA Championships in 1999-00 (second place). Under O'Connor's tutelage, Stanford has finished in the top 10 nationally for the past six years and captured its first conference title in 1999. O'Connor is only the second coach in the 22 year history of the women's program. Last year, the Cardinal notched top 10 finishes in all 12 tournaments they participated in and had seven top 5 finishes. Stanford has competed in the national championships in 18 of its 21 years.

Senior Bios

Hilary Homeyer (Edina, Minn) - 2000-01: NGCA honorable mention All-American ... Second team Verizona Academic All-American ... First team All-Pac-10 selection ... First-team District VIII Verizon Academic All-American ... First team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Has played in all 12 events (34 rounds) this season with nine top 25 finishes ... Second on the team with a 74.5 stroke average ... Has recorded four par and three under par rounds during the season ... Highest finish this year is a tie for seventh (PING/ASU Invitational and Peg Barnard Collegiate) ... Has four top 10 finishes ... Has not finished out of the top 30 the entire year ... Tied for 25th at the Pac-10 Championships ... Tied for 16th at NCAA West Regional ... Ended the season ranked No. 27 in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Poll ... Tied for 38th at NCAAs.

Season Lows: Rd. (71), Tournament (217)Career Lows: Rd. (67), Tournament (211)

Stephanie Keever (Las Vegas, Nev.) - 2000-01: First-team NGCA All-American ... First team All-Pac-10 selection ... Second team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Has played in all 12 events (34 rounds) this season with seven top 10 finishes ... Leads the squad with a 73.4 stroke average ... Has recorded four par and five under par rounds this season ... Shot a career low 65 in the final round at the Arizona Invitational ... Has won two events this season (Edean Ehlanfeldt Invitational and PING/ASU Invitational) ... Finished tied for second at the Peg Barnard Collegiate ... Tied for fifth at the Pac-10 Championships ... Has finished in the top five in four of her last five tournaments ... Tied for ninth at the NCAA West Regional ... Ranked 11th nationally (MasterCard Collegiate Poll) ... Tied for 60th with a 306 at NCAAs.

Season Lows: Rd. (65), Tournament (215)Career Lows: Rd. (65), Tournament (214)

MasterCard CollegiateFinal Golf Poll(May 30, 2001)

1. Duke2. Arizona3. Auburn4. Georgia5. Southern California6. STANFORD7. Texas8. Tennessee9. New Mexico State10. Oklahoma State11. Tulsa12. Pepperdine13. LSU14. Ohio State15. Wake Forest16. Michigan State17. Northwestern18. Oklahoma19. Arizona State20. Texas Christian21. UCLA22. Purdue23. Kent State24. Vanderbilt25. South Florida

GolfWeek College PollFinal Poll (May 27, 2001)

1. Duke2. Arizona3. STANFORD4. Auburn5. Southern California6. Georgia7. Texas8. Tulsa9. New Mexico State10. Tennessee11. Pepperdine12. LSU13. Arizona State14. Oklahoma State15. UCLA16. Texas Christian17. Purdue18. Wake Forest19. Michigan State20. Ohio State21. Northwestern22. Vanderbilt23. Washington24. Oklahoma25. New Mexico

MasterCard CollegiateFinal Golf Rankings- Individual - (May 30, 2001)

1. Lorena Ochoa, Arizona2. Candy Hanneman, Duke3. Candie Kung, USC4. Young-A Yang, Tennessee5. Katy Harris, LSU6. Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke7. Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine8. Celeste Troche, Auburn9. Natalie Gulbis, Arizona10. Stacy Prammanasudh, Tulsa11. Stephanie Keever, STANFORD12. Kristy McPherson, South Carolina13. Katherine Hull, Pepperdine14. Reilley Rankin, Georgia15. Summer Sirmons, Georgia16. Krista Tuutti, New Mexico State17. Jimin Kang, Arizona State18. Maria Boden, Oklahoma State19. Sasha Medina, New Mexico State20. Kari Damron, Purdue

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