Cal Women's Golf Lands Three on Pac-10 All-Academic Team
June 1, 2007
Berkeley - Three members of the California women's golf team garnered Pac-10 All-Academic honors on Friday, as announced by league commissioner Tom Hansen. Sophomore Shannon Yocum was selected to the second team, while sophomore Allison Goodman and senior Mika Takayama landed honorable mention nods. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and either be a starter or significant contributor.
Yocum (Palos Verdes) produced a solid 2006-07 campaign, competing in all 11 events for the Golden Bears. Yocum had her best finish at the Spartan Invite, hosted by San Jose State, Mar. 5-6, when she carded a three-round total 221 to finish sixth in the field. She also had a strong showing at the Pac-10 Championship, Apr. 23-25 in Seattle, after registering a three-round total 233 to finish in 19th place. Yocum produced her lowest round (71) at the Stanford Invitational in October of 2006.
Goodman (San Diego) was Cal's most consistent golfer on the course this season, pacing the Bears in eight of their 11 events. In three of her first four tournaments, Goodman placed in the top 25. She finished with an even par 218 at the Stanford Intercollegiate, before excelling in the latter portion of the schedule at the Wildcat Invitational, the Spartan Invitational, and the Dixie Classic.
She had a solid outing at the Wildcat Invitational in Arizona (Feb. 26-27) when she registered a one-under 219 to land an eleventh-place finish. She also recorded a solid outing at the Spartan Classic (Mar. 5-6) when she carded an even par 220 to finish in a third place tie. At the Pac-10 Championship (Apr. 23-25), Goodman wrapped up a successful tournament with a one-over 73 on the final day to finish in fifth place with an eight-over 224. It was her second top-five finish at an event this season. She was selected as a Pac-10 All-Conference Honorable Mention for her efforts as well.
Takayama (Alameda) competed in all four fall events and did not compete in the spring portion of the schedule. She had her best showing at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by Washington, when she carded a three-day total 233 to finish in a tie for 28th.