Apr 30, 2018

Bruins Head To Nationals For Ninth Straight Year

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 

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS --- For the ninth straight season, the No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team will head to the NCAA Division III National Championship at the Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey in the Hills, Florida May 8-11.

Last season, the top-ranked Bruins recorded a program-best runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III National Championship.

The Bruins currently hold the No. 1 ranking heading into the tournament after boasting the nation's best scoring average of 306.11. They enter the tournament with a Div. III-best seven tournament wins and an overall record of 49-1 against Div. III teams.

The Bruins claimed a share of the Northwest Conference Championship this season – marking the ninth straight season the Bruins have won or claimed a share of the title. George Fox came away with its eighth straight NWC Player of the Year and five All-NWC golfers.

Kristin Elich recorded her second straight NWC Player of the Year award, while Elich, Janelle Decker, Kayle Hunn and Iris Kawada landed a spot on the All-NWC first-team. Rachel Drgastin earned All-NWC second-team.

"We are super excited to be headed to the NCAA Championship," said head coach MaryJo McCloskey. "We are once again looking forward to competing against the best."

The Bruins will kick the first round of the four-day tournament Tuesday, May 8.