Pac-10 Women's Golf Honors Announced
April 29, 2002
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; Gaï¿½lle 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