Andersson Becomes First Three-Time All-American in Cal women's golf history

May 31, 2006

BERKELEY, Calif. - California seniors Sofie Andersson and Sophia Sheridan were named 2006 honorable mention All-Americans at the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I Awards Banquet held in Columbus, Ohio, May 26.

Andersson became the first three-time All-American in Cal women's golf history, as she also received honorable mention honors as a sophomore and junior. The product of Angelholm, Sweden, led the Bears with a 73.83 scoring average this season, falling just short of NCAA champion Sarah Huarte's school record of 73.82, set in 2003-04. Andersson, who transferred to Cal after playing her freshman year at Mississippi State, recorded a career average of 74.2 with the Bears, breaking Huarte's previous school record of 75.1. As a senior, Andersson led Cal in six tournaments, including tying for 12th at the NCAA Championships.

Sheridan was tabbed an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore in 2003-04. This season, Sheridan finished second on the team with a 74.3 stroke average and paced the Bears at four tournaments. A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, she played her best golf in the spring, recording a 73.0 average and four top four showings, including a tie for third at the Pac-10 Championships. Sheridan concluded her collegiate career with a 75.0 average and established the school 54-hole record of eight-under, 205 in placing second at the Wildcat Invitational for her best result of 2005-06.

In the final 2005-06 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, Andersson was slotted 22nd nationally, while Sheridan was 33rd. Andersson was ranked as high as 16th during her career, while Sheridan climbed as high as 18th.

Andersson and Sheridan helped Cal place fifth at the 2006 NCAA Championships, joining the Bears with Duke as the only programs which have finished in the top five at nationals each of the last three years.

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