Jul 05, 2017

Kawada and Drgastin Named WGCA All-American Scholars

A Winning Tradition

  • Eight NCAA D-III National Championship Tournaments (2010-8th; 2011-12th; 2012-7th; 2013-4th; 2014-9th; 2015-6th; 2016-T-3rd; 2017-2nd)
  • Eight Northwest Conference Champions (2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017)
  • Eight Top 25 National Rankings (2010-7th; 2011-7th; 2012-7th; 2013-5th; 2014-10th; 2015 - 2nd; 2016-2nd; 2017-1st)
  • Nine straight winning seasons (2009-17)
  • 63 tournament wins in program's nine seasons
  • Overall record of 729-186-1 in program's nine seasons (.796)
  • 12 All-Americans, 18 All-West Region players, 32 All-Conference players
  • Two PING National Player of the Year (Kelsey Morrison, 2013; Sydney Maluenda, 2015)
  • One WGCA National Freshman of the Year (Sydney Maluenda, 2014)
  • Eight NWC Players of the Year
  • Three West Region Coach of the Year awards (2009-10, 2015-16, 2016-17)
  • Five NWC Coach of the Year awards (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17)
  • Six WGCA All-American Scholars, Three Academic All-District student-athletes
  • Five Academic All-Americans 

CORAL SPRING, Fla. --- The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars team was announced Wednesday, as Bruins' Iris Kawada and Rachel Drgastin both made the list.

The WGCA recognized a total of 952 women's collegiate golfers with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar team is set at a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

Kawada, a sophomore from Kaneohe, Hawaii, earned her second straight WGCA All-American Scholar Team honor with a cumulative GPA of 3.71 as an engineering major. She played in 24 rounds with an average score of 78.50, which placed her T-44th in the nation. Kawada recorded eight Top 10 finishes in her second season as a Bruin, and her first collegiate win came in a dual match against Corban with a 3-over 75.

Drgastin, a freshman from Bend, Oregon, finished her rookie campaign with a 3.78 GPA in biology. She played in 23 rounds with an average score of 79.09. Her best finish came at the Northwest Conference Championships, where she recorded her first collegiate win with a 78-71-149 (+5). Drgastin recorded eight Top 10 finishes in her 23 rounds of action.

Both Kawada and Drgastin finished the season as All-NWC first team selections.