Feb 23, 2018

No. 2 Bruins Look To Keep The Ball Moving in 2018

A Winning Tradition

  • Nine NCAA D-III National Championship Tournaments (2010-8th; 2011-12th; 2012-7th; 2013-4th; 2014-9th; 2015-6th; 2016-T-3rd; 2017-2nd; 2018 -3rd)
  • Nine Northwest Conference Champions (2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018)
  • Nine Top 25 National Rankings (2010-7th; 2011-7th; 2012-7th; 2013-5th; 2014-10th; 2015 - 2nd; 2016-2nd; 2017-1st; 2018-1st)
  • 10 straight winning seasons (2009-18)
  • 70 tournament wins in program's 10 seasons
  • 15 All-Americans, 21 All-West Region players, 37 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
  • Six Academic All-Americans 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The defending Northwest Conference Champions and No. 2-ranked George Fox women's golf team will take the momentum from the fall and look to defend its title in the 2018 season.

The Bruins enter 2018 on a bit of a hot streak after winning all four tournaments they competed in during the fall season. George Fox currently has two players in the top-15, as senior Kristin Elich and last year's Northwest Conference Player of the Year is seventh in the nation with an average of 74.78 per 18 holes. Iris Kawada is 14th in the nation with an average of 75.67 per 18 holes.

The Bruins won't have to solely rely on those top two players either, as the Bruins place the rest of the roster inside the top-100 in average scoring. Janelle Decker is 44th (78.13), Tianna Brown is 51st (78.44), Rachel Drgastin is 61st (78.78) and newcomer Alexandria McMenamin is 92nd (79.83). The Bruins also bring in the addition of Kayle Hunn, a sophomore transfer from NCAA Division I Pepperdine University.

Despite being ranked as the second-best team in the nation, the Bruins hold the nation's best scoring average at 76.70.

Before the Bruins start tournament play, they will host Corban in a dual match that has been moved up to Saturday, Feb. 24, at Langdon Farms Golf Course due to weather. The competition continues soon after, as the Bruins will play in the NCAA Division II Cal State East Bay Invitational March 5-6 in Pleasanton, California.

George Fox will host the George Fox Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Arizona, March 17-18 before heading to Daytona Beach, Florida, on March 26 for a round against Embry Riddle.

The NWC Spring Classic and NWC Championship will be held in Washington this season. The Spring Classic will be held April 7-8 at the Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, and the Championship being held April 21-22 at the Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood, Washington.