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Rosholt on ANNIKA Award Fall Watch List

Oct 25, 2021
Ashley Engle

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Sun Devil Women's Golf's Calynne Rosholt has been named to the Final Fall ANNIKA Award Watch List, the ANNIKA Foundation announced Monday.

Rosholt is one of 15 individuals to earn a spot on the watch list for the women's collegiate golf's National Player of the Year award. Making the accomplishment even more impressive is the fact that Rosholt is one of only four freshman to earn the distinction.

The Cedar Park, Texas native and Cactus Shadows High School product has immediately contributed to the Sun Devil lineup, playing in all three events so far this season. She garnered national attention after an impressive collegiate debut at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate back in September and has not looked back. 

She started the Fall campaign off with a bang, carding a 69 (-3) in her first-ever round as a Sun Devil. Thanks to a 215 (-1) performance, she was the highest finisher on the team at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, earning a tie for 13th place in her collegiate debut. She was the fourth-highest finishing freshman at the loaded event.

Her success continued into the Nicklaus Cup, where Sun Devil Men's and Women's Golf teamed up for a Match Play-style event. Rosholt was the only Sun Devil (man or woman) to go 3-0 in her matches, and one of just three females among the four teams to accomplish the feat. Rosholt won her only individual contest, 2&1, while also claiming victory in the two doubles showdowns.

Most recently, Rosholt shined at the Stanford Intercollegiate, proving she belongs among the top female golfers in the nation. She earned her first-career Top-5 finish in only her second tournament at the collegiate level. Playing with maturity and poise all weekend, she finished with a 209 (-4) to end tied for fifth at one of the best field of the Fall season. Rosholt has played in six stroke play rounds as a Sun Devil, scoring under par in four of those rounds.

"Calynne has had an amazing start to the year and is very deserving of this honor," Coach Missy Farr-Kaye remarked. "I am excited to see her continue to grow and get more comfortable at this level."

For the fourth consecutive year, Farr-Kaye's team has had an individual recognized on this list. Last season, Linn Grant was one of three finalists for the Award, which was eventually won by Stanford's Rachel Heck. Grant is also the last Sun Devil freshman to make this list, as Rosholt joins elite company. Two years ago, Arizona State had two golfers on the list, as Linn Grant and Olivia Mehaffey earned the distinction during their illustrious collegiate careers. A total of 10 Sun Devils have won a National Golfer of the Year honor.

Calynne Rosholt, Arizona State
Hannah Darling, South Carolina
Blanca Fernandez Garcia, Texas A&M
Isabella Fierro, Oklahoma State
Sabrina Iqbal, TCU
Julia Johnson, Ole Miss
Auston Kim, Vanderbilt
Cindy Kou, Southern Cal
Aline Krauter, Stanford
Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Brooke Matthews, Arkansas
Caley McGinty, Oklahoma State
Erica Shepherd, Duke
Rose Zhang, Stanford

About the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel

Created in 2014, the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel is annually given to the top female U.S. collegiate golfer; the winner voted on by players, coaches and members of the college golf media. Named for Annika Sorenstam, the award was created in partnership with the Haskins Foundation to acknowledge the top female golfer at the end of the season and to match the Haskins Award presented by Stifel, which acknowledges the top male Division I collegiate golfer.

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