Pac-12 Women's Golf Honors UCLA's Law, Arizona's Quihuis, and Stanford's Walker
SAN FRANCISCO – UCLA’s Bronte Law has been named the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Year. ARIZONA’s Krystal Quihuis was recognized as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and STANFORD’s Anne Walker is the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, the Conference announced today.
Law, a sophomore from Stockport, England, proved to be a consistent force all season as she was a counter for the Bruins in all 31 rounds. She played 16 rounds under par, with nine rounds of 69 or better. Her 71.91 stroke average led the Pac-12 and was seventh nationally. She won twice during the season and had seven top-10 finishes, including a tie for second at the Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Regionals. Law capped the season in a tie for 18th at the NCAA Championships. The WGCA First Team All-American is the fourth Bruin to earn Pac-12 Player of the Year and comes on the heels of teammate Alison Lee winning the award last season.
Quihuis, a native of Tucson, Ariz., had a brilliant freshman campaign as she played a part in the Wildcats run to the Pac-12 Championship. It was Arizona’s eighth league crown and first since 2010. At the NCAA Championships, Quihuis shot a 301 (+13) to finish in a tie for 25th, helping her team finish 5th in stroke play and advance to match play. She ends the season with a 73.69 stroke average, which is seventh nationally among all freshmen. Quihuis posted five top-10 finishes and was named WGCA Honorable Mention All-America, as well as All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.
Walker led Stanford to its first national championship in program history, and the Pac-12’s fifth NCAA women’s title in the last seven years. She also was named WGCA National Coach of the Year following the Cardinals’ historic NCAA Championship run. Walker guided the Cardinal to eight top-five finishes this season while mentoring WGCA First Team All-America Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse, a WGCA honorable mention All-America selection.
Individual awards are nominated and voted on by league coaches.