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1996 National Champion Women's Golf Team HOF
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 17, 2013
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1996 National Champion Women's Golf Team

     The 1996 Arizona Women's Golf Team won its first NCAA Championship in a dramatic sudden death playoff as College Player of the Year Marisa Baena holed out a 148-yard 8 iron for an eagle two on the par 4, 18th hole at the La Quinta Resort Dunes Course in Palm Springs, California. The West Region Champion Wildcats won 5 of their last 6 tournaments to conclude a cinderella season that would see them reach the pinnacle of collegiate team golf. Under Coach Rick LaRose, the Wildcats were led by All-American Baena, Heather Graff (All-American), Krissie Register (All-American), Christina Tolerton (All-Pac-10 Academic) and Jeanne Anne Krizman (All-Pac-10 Academic).