Coors named D-II Honda Athlete of the Year nominee in golf

Coors named D-II Honda Athlete of the Year nominee in golf

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo senior Marie Coors has been named the 2017  Division II Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for golf, as announced by Chris Voelz, executive director of The Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda.

Coors is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious Division II Honda Athlete of the Year. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of the CWSA program, now in its 41st year.

Coors, the Women's Golf Coaches Association Division II Golfer of the Year and a First Team All-American, captured the individual championship at the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship in May, after carding a seven-over 295 over 72 holes. She finished the season with a 72.16 stroke average over 32 rounds, and had the lowest stroke average of any Division II women's golfer.

The Gross-Zimmern, Germany, native earned First Team All-SSC honors and was also named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) At-Large Academic All-District team. She also won the NCAA Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship for having the highest grade point average of any competitor in the national championship.

Coors was the recipient of Saint Leo's Clara McDonald Olson Scholastic Excellence Award, presented to the member of the graduating class with the highest GPA attained over four years at Saint Leo University.

Coors won three tournaments during the 2016-17 campaign with 10 top five finishes. She finished among the top 10 in all 12 events in which she competed during the season.

All Honda Sports nominees from Division II and Division III become a finalist for the prestigious 2017 Honda Woman Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in a live telecast on CBS Sports on June 26, 2017, in downtown Los Angeles. The Honda Sports nominees are recognized in 11 Division II and Division III NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.

The Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation's top NCAA women athletes for 41 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service.   Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.1 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women's athletics programs at the institutions.

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