Melgrati Named to ANNIKA Award Preseason Watch List
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona sophomore golfer Carolina Melgrati has been named to the ANNIKA Award Preseason Watch List as one of the top collegiate players in women's golf. Melgrati capped her freshman season by earning WGCA Honorable Mention All-American honors after finishing in a tie for third at the Pac-12 Championships.
The Milan, Italy native led the team in scoring with an average of 73.15 and helped guide the Wildcats to NCAA Regionals for a 29th consecutive season. Her scoring average was also the seventh best by a freshman in program history. Melgrati also participated in the prestigious Augusta National Women's Amateur, becoming the sixth Wildcat to qualify for the event.
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. Rose Zhang (Stanford) became the 8th ANNIKA Award winner in 2022, and the second consecutive winner from Stanford.
Stifel, one of the nation's leading wealth management and investment banking firms, serves as the presenting sponsor of both the ANNIKA and Haskins Awards, recognizing annually the most outstanding NCAA Division I female and male college golfers. Stifel also serves as a presenting sponsor for the NCAA Division I Women's and Men's Golf Championships on GOLF Channel.