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10 best women's college golfers of the decade

December 03, 2019

Julie Williams (Golfweek)

The soft-spoken Kono was a steadying force for the Bruins in a 2010-11 season that ended with a national title. Kono contributed to the team score more than 90 percent of the time that season with her sole win coming at the NCAA Regional.

Annika Award Watch List: Stanford freshman Ye on top

October 31, 2019

Golf Channel Digital (GolfChannel.com)

The Annika Award presented by Stifel is awarded annually to the most outstanding women’s college golfer, as voted on by players, coaches and media. Past winners of the Annika Award include Leona Maguire, Alison Lee and Maria Fassi.

Remembering Celia Barquín Arozamena, her humor, horses and hugs

September 17, 2019

Ana Peláez Triviño, as told to Pat Borzi (ESPN)

LPGA Tour hopeful Celia Barquín Arozamena was murdered at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, Iowa, on Sept. 17, 2018. Collin Richards pled guilty to first-degree murder on June 14, 2019, and was sentenced to life in prison last month. On the one-year anniversary of Barquín Arozamena's death, South Carolina senior golfer Ana Peláez Triviño, her teammate on the Spanish national team, salutes her beloved friend, the 2018 Big 12 Conference champion from Iowa State. Peláez Triviño and the Gamecocks are in Minneapolis this week for the Annika Intercollegiate -- exactly where she was last year when she learned Barquín Arozamena had been killed.

Maria Fassi honored with ANNIKA Award at Minnesota Twins game

September 16, 2019

Adam Woodard (Golfweek)

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Arkansas star and current LPGA pro Maria Fassi won her second consecutive ANNIKA Award Presented by Stifel in June as the top women’s college golfer after another standout season for the Razorbacks as a senior.

On Monday night, she was presented the award by her now-close friend Annika Sorenstam before the Minnesota Twins game against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field.

Annika Award Watch List: Preseason ranking of the top 25 contenders

August 30, 2019

Brentley Romine (GolfChannel.com)

As is starting to become the norm in the women’s game, the Annika Award Watch List may have a surprisingly different look from the fall to the spring.

Several top contenders for the award, including Stanford standouts Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela and Florida State’s Frida Kinhult, are playing LPGA Q-School and could turn pro before the spring. Of course, there is the option now to defer, so maybe some will go that route like Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho and Arkansas’ Maria Fassi did last season. (Fassi went on to win the Annika Award while Kupcho finished second in voting.)

2019 ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M Adds No. 3 Wake Forest and No. 17 Virginia to Complete Strongest Field in Women’s Golf

July 24, 2019

ANNIKA Foundation

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Foundation – golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization – welcomes No. 3 Wake Forest and No. 17 Virginia as the final two teams for the 2019 ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M.

Maria Fassi wins ANNIKA Award as top women's college golfer for second time

June 04, 2019

Beth Ann Nichols (Golfweek)

The first time Maria Fassi won the ANNIKA Award Presented by Stifel, she enjoyed a leisurely dinner with Annika Sorenstam’s family after the official presentation.

“I joke with Shauna (Estes-Taylor) that it was like a Mexican dinner because it took like three or four hours,” Fassi said.

NCAA Championship: Arkansas senior Maria Fassi wins Individual National Title

May 20, 2019

Beth Ann Nichols (Golfweek)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Maria Fassi raised her hands in the air as she walked toward the 18th green. Calling the hogs never sounded so sweet. She was a national champion. The mayor of Fassi-ville. A Razorback legend in the making.

Arkansas' Maria Fassi and Oregon's Norman Xiong Win ANNIKA and Fred Haskins Awards - Recognizing the Most Outstanding Collegiate Golfers for 2017-18

June 06, 2018

Golf Channel Public Relations

ORLANDO, Fla., – Arkansas junior Maria Fassi and Oregon sophomore Norman Xiong were announced tonight as winners of the ANNIKA Award presented by 3M and the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel, respectively, recognizing the most outstanding female and male Division I collegiate golfers as voted on by their fellow players, coaches and golf media. Fassi and Xiong joined Golf Central live in-studio for the announcements and to receive their awards.

Maria Fassi wins ANNIKA Award as best in college golf

June 06, 2018

Tom Murphy (ArkansasOnline)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas Razorbacks golfer Maria Fassi was named the winner of the ANNIKA Award as the top player in women's college golf on Wednesday.

The award, in its fifth year, is named for Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam, who announced Fassi as the winner in a live broadcast on the Golf Channel.

Fassi Is NCAA’s Top Golfer

June 06, 2018

Jeri Thorpe (Arkansas Athletics)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas junior Maria Fassi capped off a record-setting season earning the honor for top player in Division I women’s college golf on Wednesday with her selection as the 2018 winner of the ANNIKA Award presented by 3M.

The ANNIKA Award presented by 3M is selected by a vote of Division I women’s golfers, coaches and golf media. This is the fifth season for the award and Fassi earns an exemption into the Evian Championship.

Arkansas' Fassi wins Annika Award

June 06, 2018

Golf Channel Digital

Arkansas junior Maria Fassi was named the recipient of the Annika Award presented by 3M.

Fassi won an NCAA-best six events this season and received the most votes despite a poor performance at the NCAA Championship. Her 66th-place showing at Karsten Creek was her only finish outside the top 12 this season.

Arkansas' Maria Fassi wins ANNIKA Award after dominant junior season

June 06, 2018

Kevin Casey (Golfweek)

For the first time in five years, the top player in women’s college is in the SEC.

Maria Fassi was announced as the 2018 winner of the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M on Wednesday, marking her as the first SEC player to earn the honor in its five-year history.

Voting Now Open for ANNIKA Award presented by 3M

May 15, 2018

ANNIKA Foundation

(ORLANDO, Fla.) The ANNIKA Foundation – golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization – announces voting has opened for the 2018 ANNIKA Award presented by 3M.

Another ANNIKA Award for Leona Maguire as she plans pro move

June 08, 2017

Brian Keogh (irishgolfdesk.com)

Duke's Leona Maguire captured the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M for the second time in three years.

Voted on by college golfers, coaches and members of the golf media, Leona first captured the award following her freshman year in 2015 and now becomes the first two-time winner.

Leona Magurie becomes first two-time ANNIKA Award winner

June 08, 2017

Atlantic Coast Conference (theacc.com)

ORLANDO, Fla. (GoDuke.com) – In a release live on the Golf Channel this evening, it was announced Duke University junior Leona Maguire was the 2017 winner of the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M, which honors the most outstanding female Division I collegiate golfer as voted on by her peers, coaches and golf media.  

 

"This award is a huge honor for me and to win it for the second time is a very special feeling,” said Maguire. “To win an award that Annika has put her name to and that is voted on by my fellow coaches, competitors and the media. It is a very unique award and something I am very, very proud to get the opportunity to win the award again.

Duke’s Leona Maguire Wins ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M for Second Time in Three Years

June 08, 2017

ANNIKA Foundation

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Foundation – golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization – congratulates Duke junior Leona Maguire for winning the 2017 ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M.

This is the second time in three years that Maguire has been named the most outstanding NCAA Division I female golfer. The Duke junior and native of Cavan, Ireland also captured the ANNIKA Award in 2015.

Ole Miss's Braden Thornberry (Haskins), Duke's Leona Maguire (Annika) earn national player-of-the-year honors

June 07, 2017

Ryan Herrington (Golfworld)

Maguire finished T-2 at the NCAA Championship last month, capping a 2016-’17 season in which she recorded three wins and, more impressively, never finished worse than T-6 in 10 starts. Her 70.29 stroke average is the lowest single-season mark in college golf since Arizona's Lorena Ochoa finished with a 70.13 average in 2002.

Duke's Leona Maguire wins ANNIKA Award for 2nd time in 3 years

June 07, 2017

Kevin Casey (Golfweek)

A familiar face received the honor for top player in Division I women’s college golf Wednesday, as Duke’s Leona Maguire was named the 2017 winner of the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M.

The incoming Blue Devils senior captured the award for the second time in three years, first earning the honor in 2015 thanks to a breakout freshman campaign.

Golf Central Blog Duke's Maguire wins Annika Award for 2nd time

June 07, 2017

Ryan Lavner (Golf Central Blog)

Leona Maguire on Wednesday became the first two-time winner of the Annika Award presented by 3M as the top player in women's college golf.

Maguire, 21, won three titles this season and finished in the top 6 in every tournament she entered. That included the NCAA Championship, where she tied for second.

Annika Sorenstam: Solheim Cup captain impressed by Charley Hull and Bronte Law

December 12, 2016

Iain Carter (BBC.com)

Europe's greatest female golfer, Annika Sorenstam, says Charley Hull's first LPGA victory can act as a springboard for the young English player's career.

ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M Moving to Minnesota

December 08, 2016

ANNIKA Foundation

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Foundation – golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization – announces the 2017 ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M will be held at Olympic Hills G.C. in Eden Prairie, Minn., Sept. 30 – Oct. 3.

Law Earns LPGA Partial Status, Turns Pro

December 05, 2016

UCLA Athletics (UCLA)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bronte Law earned LPGA Tour partial status at the third stage of qualifying school last week and announced she will forego the remainder of her senior season and turn pro.

Annika Sorenstam receives Lifetime Achievement Award

November 30, 2016

LPGA

 

Annika Sorenstam was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday evening at this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum which is being held at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Maguire stays in amateur ranks

November 30, 2016

World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR News)

 

Amateur golf fans received good news this week with Leona Maguire’s decision to delay turning professional until she finishes her college degree. 

LPGA Q-School change bodes well for college teams

October 31, 2016

Ryan Lavner (Golf Channel)

 

ATLANTA – For two women’s coaches, at least, there is a sense of foreboding at this week’s East Lake Cup. It could be the final college event for the past two NCAA players of the year.

Mel Reid, Bronte Law among notables to advance to final stage of LPGA Q-School

October 23, 2016

Kevin Casey (Golfweek)

 

Plenty of notables made it through second stage of LPGA Q-School Sunday at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, Fla., and youth certainly ruled. But a pair of veterans in particular also succeeded with ease.

Golf Channel and NBC to Showcase the Greatest Players in Women's Golf With Four-Round Coverage of the LPGA's Fifth Major, The Evian Championship

September 09, 2016

Golf Channel Public Relations (Golf Channel)

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2016) – The world’s top female professional golfers will converge upon Evian-les-Bains, France next week for the fifth and final major of 2016, The Evian Championship, with more than 22 hours of tournament coverage on Golf Channel and NBC Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 15-18.

Texas' Beau Hossler and UCLA's Bronte Law Win Fred Haskins and ANNIKA Awards

June 08, 2016

Golf Channel Public Relations (Golf Channel)

 

ORLANDO, Fla., June 7, 2016 –Texas junior Beau Hossler and UCLA junior Bronte Law were announced tonight on Golf Central as winners of the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel and the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M, respectively, recognizing the most outstanding male and female Division I collegiate golfers as voted on by their peers, coaches and golf media.

Law Named Winner of ANNIKA Award

June 07, 2016

UCLA Athletics (UCLA)

 

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Junior Bronte Law was named the winner of the 2016 ANNIKA Award presented by 3M, given to the nation's top female collegiate golfer. 

Hossler, Law win Haskins, Annika awards, respectively

June 07, 2016

Ryan Lavner (Golf Central Blog)

 

Texas junior Beau Hossler and UCLA junior Bronte Law were recognized Tuesday as the players of the year in college golf.

UCLA’s Bronte Law captures 2016 ANNIKA Award after impressive junior year

June 07, 2016

Kevin Casey (Golfweek)

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bronte Law’s college career at UCLA has been one of progression.

ANNIKA Award winner to receive exemption to 2016 Evian Championship

May 09, 2016

Kevin Casey (Golfweek)

 

Winning the ANNIKA Award is a major honor. And now it means a major appearance.

ANNIKA Award winner will now earn spot in Evian

May 09, 2016

Randall Mell (Golf Channel)

 

The winner of the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M, given to the college player of the year in women’s golf, will now earn a spot in the year’s final major championship.

Golf Channel to Roll Out Unprecedented Primetime Live Coverage of the 2016 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships

May 05, 2016

Golf Channel Public Relations (Golf Channel)

 

Golf Channel will announce the winners of two of the most prestigious awards in college golf – the Fred Haskins Award Presented by Stifel and the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M – following the conclusion of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, on a live edition of Golf Central, Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. ET.

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