Wigger Named Second-Team All-American
May 27, 2006
Columbus, OH – Fresh off a ninth-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Championships, Virginia junior golfer Leah Wigger has been named the program’s first All-American. Wigger was selected to the National Golf Coaches Association’s second-team All-America squad.
Wigger’s ninth-place showing at the NCAA, where she finished at 6-over 294, was her 10th top-10 finish this season. She was the runner up at the ACC Championships and placed ninth at the NCAA East Regional.
NATIONAL GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION 2005-2006 DIVISION I AWARD WINNERS
Eleanor Dudley Division I Player of the YearAmanda Blumenherst - Duke University
Division I Freshman of the YearAmanda Blumenherst – Duke University
Golfstat CupAmanda Blumenherst – Duke University
Division I Kim Moore Spirit AwardHayley Wilkinson – Long Beach State University
Dinah Shore Trophy AwardErica Battle – University of South Carolina
Edith Cummings Munson Golf AwardAmanda Blumenherst – Duke University
Division I National Coach of the YearDevon Brouse – Purdue University
Division I Regional Coaches of the YearEast Region: Dan Brooks – Duke UniversityCentral Region: Devon Brouse – Purdue UniversityWest Region: Melissa Luellen – Arizona State University
Division I All-American Teams1st TeamAmanda Blumenhurst – Duke UniversityIrene Cho – USCDa Sol Chung – UNLVAnna Grzebien – Duke UniversityElizabeth Janangelo – Duke UniversityTiffany Joh – UCLAAshley Knoll – Texas A&M UniversityMaria Martinez – Auburn UniversityJane Park – UCLADewi Schreefel – USCJenny Suh – University of AlabamaCaroline Westrup – Florida State University
2nd TeamJacqui Concolino – Vanderbilt UniversityAlissa Kuczka – Arizona State UniversityTaylor Leon – University of GeorgiaPaige MacKenzie – University of WashingtonAzahara Munoz – Arizona State UniversityJennifer Osborn – Arizona State UniversityOnnarin Sattayabanphot – Purdue UniversityMarci Turner – University of TennesseeEileen Vargas – Pepperdine UniversityWhitney Wade – University of GeorgiaLeah Wigger – University of Virginia
Honorable MentionSofie Andersson – University of California BerkeleyChristina Boeljon – Purdue UniversityAmie Cochran – UCLATara Delaney – Kent State UniversitySandra Gal – University of FloridaAmanda Goins – Wake Forest UniversityNicole Hage – Auburn UniversityMaria Hernandez – Purdue UniversityMallory Hetzel- University of GeorgiaAnastasia Kostina – Washington State UniversityJennie Lee – Duke UniversityStacy Lewis – University of ArkansasAmanda McCurdy – University of ArkansasRachel Newren – Brigham Young UniversitySophia Sheridan – University of California BerkeleyTiffany Tavee – Arizona State University
About the National Golf Coaches Association
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents over 400 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.