Marie Coors Named All-Region and All-American at WGCA Banquet

Coors was one of just 11 SSC players named 1st or 2nd team All-American

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Although the NCAA Division II women's golf championship is played to crown a team and individual national champion, it is also an opportunity to honor the best of the sport at the Division II level. On Thursday night, freshman Marie Coors was recognized by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) and honored for the stellar season that she has had. 

Coors was named a second team All-American and tabbed an All-South Region selection at the WGCA Division II Awards Banquet held in Conover, North Carolina in conjunction with the national championships. 

Coors was one of just 11 players from the Sunshine State Conference named All-America on either the first or second teams. 

A native of Gross-Zimmern, Germany, Coors has had an impressive rookie campaign for the Lions, especially of late, as she entered this week's national championships. She finished in the top six in the past four tournaments that she has played in, including at least a share of first place in her last two outings.  During that four tournament stretch, she has shot 77 or higher just four times in 12 rounds, and is averaging 74.6 strokes per round; two strokes less than her average of 76.6 for the spring season. 

Further proof of the improvement in her game, Coors began the spring season shooting under 80 just once in seven rounds (74 at the World Golf Invitational, Feb. 10) and averaged 80 strokes per outing in those seven rounds. 

The reigning Sunshine State Conference champion, Coors shot an opening round 66 to set the pace in the event held at Lake Jovita, April 13-15. She held on carding a 75 and 77 in the second and third rounds, respectively, to earn Medalist honors by two strokes (218) over Emily Rymer (220) of Florida Southern. 

On the year, Coors has helped guide Saint Leo to top five finishes in four of its seven spring tournaments, including second place finishes in the World Golf Invitational (Feb. 9-10) in St. Augustine, Fla. and the Argonaut Invitational (March 31-April 1) in Pensacola, Fla. 

Coors is averaging 76.15 strokes per round this season – combining the fall and spring seasons – in 27 rounds of golf.  Her low round was posted at the SSC championships on April 13, when she posted an impressive six-under 66.  For the 2013-14 season, Coors has finished second twice, fifth once, and in the top 10 seven times in her 27 rounds. 

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WGCA Division II All-American Teams
1st Team
Jessica Bradley, Lynn University
Annie Dulman, Rollins College
Kelly Hartigan, Grand Valley State University
Haley Haught, St. Edward's University
Isabel Jimenez Perea, Tarleton State University
Johanna Larsson, Florida Tech
Elin Olsson, University of West Florida
Emily Rymer, Florida Southern College
Samantha Smolen, Lynn University
Rebecka Surtevall, Arkansas Tech University

Second Team
Linda Brown, California State University East Bay
Marie Coors, Saint Leo University
Nicole Ferre, Barry University
Glory Jangthongsiri, West Texas A&M University
Audra Kepler, California State University Monterey Bay
Hee-Leina Kim, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Hally Leadbetter, Rollins College
Felicia Leftinger, Florida Tech
Louise Manalo, Lynn University
Daniela Ortiz, Nova Southeastern University

All-South Region
Ellen Chambers, Lynn University
Marie Coors, Saint Leo University
Daisy-May Kenny, University of West Florida
Louise Manalo, Lynn University
Annie Dulman, Rollins College
Nancy Vergara, Barry University
Jessica Bradley, Lynn University
Johanna Larsson, Florida Tech
Maria Paola Fiorio, Barry University
Emily Rymer, Florida Southern University