Pac-10 Women's Golf Honors Announced

April 29, 2002

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YVONNE CHOE NAMED PAC-10 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
CARRIE LEARY NAMED PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA's Yvonne Choe has been named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year while Bruin coach Carrie Leary has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, in voting by the Pac-10 women's golf coaches.

A freshman from Temple City, Calif., Choe helped the Bruins to a runner-up finish at the Pac-10 Championships, held April 22-24 at the Walla Walla (Wash.) Country Club. Choe, who entered the final round as the tournament leader, tied for fourth place at 3-over 219. It was her best finish this season and marked her second Top-10 finish on the year. She has placed among the Top-20 four times. Choe, the highest-ranked freshman in the Pac-10, was named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team.

Leary directed UCLA to a second-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, its best showing at the event since 1996. In her three seasons as head coach, Leary has guided the Bruins to three tournament victories and last year led them to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. This is her first Coach of the Year honor.

ALL-PAC-10 FIRST TEAM

Name	School	Yr.	HometownSarah Huarte	California	So.	Shingle Springs, Calif.Vikki Laing	California	Jr.	Musselburgh, ScotlandBecky Lucidi	USC	Jr.	San Diego, Calif.Lorena Ochoa	Arizona	So.	Guadalajara, MexicoMikaela Parmlid	USC	Jr.	Gothenburg, SwedenJimin Kang	Arizona State	So.	Edmonds, Wash.

ALL-PAC-10 SECOND TEAM

Name	School	Yr.	HometownYvonne Choe	UCLA	Fr.	Temple City, Calif.Louise Friberg	Washington	Jr.	Helsingborg, SwedenKelli Kamimura	Washington	Sr.	Burlington, Wash.Laura Myerscough	Arizona	Jr.	Charleston, Ill.Kim Rowton	Stanford	Jr.	San Antonio, TexasAnne Walker	California	Sr.	Lanarkshire, Scotland

Honorable Mention: Wendra Liang, Fr., STAN; Paige Mackenzie, Fr., WASH; Lindsay Morgan, So., WASH; Blair O'Neal, Jr., ASU; Anna Rawson, So., USC; Ga�lle Truet, Jr., ASU; Alicia Um, Sr., UCLA; Gina Umeck, So., UCLA; Kim Welch, Fr., WSU.

PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Yvonne Choe, UCLA

PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Carrie Leary, UCLA

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