April 22, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four members of the Arizona women's golf team were honored with all-Pac-10 awards in a vote conducted by the league's coaches.
Sophomore Margarita Ramos was the lone member of the team named to the All-Pac-10 First Team, the first Wildcat since Alison Walshe in 2008 to earn the award. Ramos joins a list of former Wildcats including Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa, Jenna Daniels and Natalie Gulbis to earn 1st-team accolades.
Sophomore Isabelle Boineau was chosen to the 2nd-team while junior Alejandra Llaneza and freshman Sherlyn Popelka were each honorable mention honorees. Boineau, who is currently rated the #35 player in the latest GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Index, is second on the team with a 73.27 scoring average and has six top 20 finishes on the season.
Llaneza earned her second-straight all-conference award after earning 2nd-team recognition last season. Popelka marked her freshman season by winning the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in November, the first win for an Arizona player since Alison Walshe captured the 2008 NCAA West Regional.
The Wildcats placed four members on the all-conference list for the first time since the 2001 season and matched the total of both top-ranked UCLA and #2-ranked Arizona State.
Arizona will continue postseason competition at one of the NCAA Regional sites, set for May 6-8. The pairings for each of the three sites will be announced on Monday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. (PT)
2010 Women's Golf All-Conference Teams
Carlota Ciganda, So., Arizona State
Stephanie Kono, So., UCLA
Jennifer Johnson, Fr., Arizona State
Sydnee Michaels, Sr., UCLA
Juliana Murcia, Sr., Arizona State
Lizette Salas, Jr., USC
Jennifer Song, So., USC
Margarita Ramos, So., Arizona
Isabelle Boineau, So., Arizona
Brianna Do, So., UCLA
Rebecca Durham, Jr., Stanford
Joanne Lee, RS-So., California
Kendra Little, Jr., Oregon
Tiffany Lua, Fr., UCLA
Jaclyn Sweeney, Jr., Arizona State
Sally Watson, Fr., Stanford
Anya Alvarez, Jr., Washington
Pia Halbig, Jr., California
Alejandra Llaneza, Jr., Arizona
Belen Mozo, Sr., USC
Sherlyn Popelka, Fr., Arizona
Cyna Rodriguez, Fr., USC
Kristina Wong, Fr., Stanford
Glory Yang, Jr., UCLA