BOULDER – With the NCAA Regionals on the horizon, the University of Colorado women’s golf team took time to celebrate the 2014 season to date at their annual awards banquet.
Senior Jenny Coleman was recently named an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and received the team’s Most Valuable Player award. Sophomore Allie Zech earned the team’s Outstanding Academic Award.
In her final season at Colorado, Coleman has truly solidified herself as the one of the Buffs’ best. Coleman’s fourth consecutive NCAA Regional will also mark the 47th event of her career, both program records. Coleman ranks in the top five of nearly every category of the CU record books.
Coleman continues to extend her program records of 325 birdies and 1,815 holes at or under par. Her career stroke average of 75.04 is the third best in CU history for those with 50-plus rounds played and the second-best for those with 100-plus rounds.
In her career, Coleman has one victory, seven top five finishes (tying for second-best all-time), 10 top 10 and 19 top 20 performances. She has had a stellar senior campaign, posting three top five finishes. Coleman had an impressive end to the regular season, having three straight top-14 finishes heading into the Pac-12 Championships.
At the inaugural Silverado Showdown, co-hosted by Colorado in Napa, Calif., Coleman had one of the best performances of her career and in CU history. She finished third at the Showdown, with her 210 scorecard tying for the third lowest in program history at a 54-hole, par-72 tournament. There she also tied the school career and season records for rounds in the 60s, seven and three, respectively. She is one of two Buffs to have back-to-back rounds in the 60s and is the only Buff to do so in a single tournament.
Zech, an Indian Wells, Calif. native, earned the team’s academic honors. Zech majors in international affairs with a focus on Asia and holds a 3.71 cumulative grade-point average. Six of Zech’s nine rounds this season have counted toward team scoring, with Zech holding a 78.50 stroke average in 2013-14.
The Buffs had eight top 10 finishes this season, having a runner-up finish at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic to begin the season and finishing third at March’s Clover Cup. Entering the Pac-12 Championships, the Buffs had three consecutive top eight performances.
With a current 77.23 team stroke average on the season, including 77.37 in the spring, the Buffs are on pace to have their third best all-time stroke averages in both categories.
CU will continue its season as the No. 17 seed in the NCAA Central Regional at the Karsten Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. from May 8-10.