Three Women Golfers Selected As Pac-10 All-Academic

May 28, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Arizona Women's Golf team had a student-athlete selected in all three categories when Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen announced today the 2004 Pac-10 All-Academic teams for women's golf.

Sophomore Lani Elston was selected to the first team. The native of Spokane, Wash., carries a grade point average of 3.91 in music. Elston was an important part of the Wildcat's season, averaging a 76.71 stroke average for all 11 events.

Named to the second team, sophomore Whitney Welch carries a 3.86 grade point average in political science. Welch, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., contributed to Arizona's successful fall season. Her highest finish came at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational where she finished seventh.

UA sophomore Erica Blasberg earned honorable mention academic honors. This caps off a successful sophomore campaign for the native of Corona, Calif., who earned All-American honors for the second straight year after averaging a 72.29 stroke average. Blasberg posted eight top-10 finished, including four individual medalist honors.

To be eligible for selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

2004 Pac-10 Women's Golf All-Academic

First TeamLani Elston, Ariz.Maria Kostina, WSUWendra Liang, StanfordSusie Matthews, UCLAErin Tone, Arizona St.Therese Wenslow, Oregon

Second TeamBridget Dwyer, UCLAJay-Lee Longbottom, WashingtonAlex Lucio, Oregon St.Paige Mackenzie, WashingtonGina Umeck, UCLAWhitney Welch, Arizona

Honorable MentionErica Blasberg, Arizona,Beatriz Conti, Arizona St.Katie Cunningham, OregonClair Dury, CaliforniaKelly Husted, StanfordSara Jones, Arizona St.Alissa Kuczka, Arizona St.Sarah Huarte, CaliforniaStephanie Lue, StanfordLindsay Morgan, WashingtonStephanie Parsley, Washington St.Danella Perata, Arizona St.Anna Rawson, Southern CaliforniaAngela Rho, StanfordJamie Seefried, OregonMichelle Timpani, OregonKim Welch, Washington St.

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