May 16, 2019

Bruins Grab Multiple Honors From WGCA

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 
 

HOUSTON --- The Women's Golf Coaches Association has announced the 2018-19 All-American and All-Region awards for NCAA Division III Women's Collegiate Golf, Wednesday night.

Iris Kawada, Kayle Hunn, and Alex McMenamin were all named on the WGCA All-American and All-Region teams, while head coach MaryJo McCloskey was awarded West Region Coach of the Year. This marks the fourth time since taking over the program for the 2009-10 season that McCloskey was named NCAA Div. III West Region Coach of the Year.

Kawada, a senior from Kaneohe, Hawai'i, was named first-team All-American after posting the third-best compare record among Div. III golfers (709). This marks the second year in a row Kawada made the All-American list after being selected as an honorable mention in 2017-18. She was also named as an All-NWC first-team member and is currently playing as the No. 1 golfer for the Bruins at the NCAA Championship.

Hunn, a sophomore from San Juan Capistrano, California, earns her first honor as a second-team WGCA All-American and her second straight All-Region honor. Hunn is entered the NCAA Championship ranked at No. 11 among Div. III golfers with a compare record of 703. She improved her scoring average by two strokes from last year and recently made her first career hole-in-one during the second round of the NCAA Championship at Bay Oaks Country Club. Hunn was also named an All-NWC first-team selection.

McMenamin, a sophomore from Sequim, Washington, records her first honor as a WGCA All-American and All-Region selection. She was named as an honorable mention on the WGCA All-American list. McMenamin ranks at No. 23 among Div. III golfers with a compare record of 687 and a scoring average of 77.18.

The No. 2 Bruins are currently competing at the NCAA Div. III Women's Golf Championship. To keep up with the action, click here.