RICHMOND, Virginia (UNCWSports.com) – UNCW senior Lyberty Anderson has been named as the 2017-18 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golfer-of-the-Year in a unanimous vote of the league’s head coaches.
Anderson, the two-time reigning CAA individual medalist, also joined sophomore Thao My Nguyen on the All-CAA First Team.
A native of Chesterfield, Va., Anderson becomes the fourth different UNCW student-athlete to earn the CAA’s top women’s golf honor, joining Becky Berzonski (2005), Carmen Perez-Narbon (2007, 2009) and Lori Beth Adams (2013). She leads the CAA with a 73.60 scoring average, the top single-season mark in school history, while posting seven rounds of par or better.
Anderson, a transfer from the University of Virginia, earned a pair of tournament wins during her final year with the Seahawks. She finished in a tie for first place at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic with a five-under-par score (70-69-72=211) before earning her second straight CAA individual title in April.
In two seasons with the Seahawks, Anderson set a school record by authoring a 74.32 scoring average in 50 rounds while posting three tournament wins.
Nguyen, who earned Second-Team All-CAA notice as a freshman, ranked second on the team this year with a 74.24 scoring average while competing in all 10 tournaments. The Hanoi, Vietnam, product matched the school record with nine rounds of par or better and fashioned four top-10 efforts.
Nguyen opened the season with a co-medalist performance at the William & Mary Invitational, carding a two-over-par 218. In addition, she posted a pair of even-par showings at The Landfall Tradition and the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic.
2017-18 All-Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golf Teams
|Lyberty Anderson||UNCW||Sr.||Chesterfield, Va.|
|Laura Gomez-Ruiz||James Madison||Sr.||Malaga, Spain|
|Victoria Huskey||College of Charleston||So.||Greeneville, S.C.|
|Ariane Klotz||Delaware||So.||Noumea, New Caledonia|
|Thao My Nguyen||UNCW||So.||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Liz Choi||William & Mary||Jr.||Syosset, N.Y.|
|Alix Lowe||Towson||Jr.||Farmingdale, N.Y.|
|Heather Munro||Elon||Sr.||Dundee, Scotland|
|Isi Nilsson||College of Charleston||Jr.||Santiago, Chile|
|Thitaree Sakulbunpanich||Delaware||Fr.||Bangkok, Thailand|
|CAA Women’s Golfer of the Year: Lyberty Anderson, UNCW|
|CAA Women’s Golf Rookie of the Year: Thitaree Sakulbunpanich, Delaware|
|CAA Women’s Golf Coach of the Year: Jamie Futrell, College of Charleston|