CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior golfer Amanda Sambach (Pinehurst, N.C.) is one of 15 players named to the spring watch list for the 2024 ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel the Haskins Foundation announced today. The Annika Award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding female collegiate golfer.

Sambach was one of the 10 finalists for the award last year. She is currently ranked No. 4 in the NCAA golf individual rankings and leads UVA with a 70.55 stroke average. She has finished in the top-10 in five of Virginia’s six tournaments this season and was the runner-up at the San Diego State Classic in the Cavaliers’ last event. The Cavaliers are currently competing at The Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Created in 2014, the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel is annually given to the top female Division 1 collegiate golfer; the winner voted on by players, coaches and members of the college golf media. Named for Annika Sorenstam, the award was created in partnership with the Haskins Foundation to acknowledge the top female golfer and to match the Haskins Award presented by Stifel, which acknowledges the top male Division I collegiate golfer.

ANNIKA Award Spring Watch List
(listed alphabetically):
Sara Byrne, Miami
Zoe Antoinette Campos, UCLA
Carolina Chacarra, Wake Forest
Maisie Filler, Florida
Megha Ganne, Stanford
Maria Jose Marin, Arkansas
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Caitlyn Macnab, Ole Miss
Paula Martin Sampedro, Stanford
Anna Morgan, Furman
Kiara Romero, Oregon
Louise Rydqvist, South Carolina
Amanda Sambach, Virginia
Molly Smith, Central Florida
Lottie Woad, Florida State