Emily Brennan named WGCA Freshman of the Year

Emily Brennan named WGCA Freshman of the Year
FILE: Midwestern State University freshman golfer Emily Brennan / Source: MSU Athletic Communications
FILE: Midwestern State University freshman golfer Emily Brennan / Source: MSU Athletic Communications

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Midwestern State's Emily Brennan enjoyed a breakout campaign ending the year competing for an NCAA Division II Championship.
 
Now, the Stoke-on-Trent, England native can add Division II Freshman of the Year laurels to her growing list of accolades as released Thursday afternoon by the Women's Golf Coaches' Association.
 
Brennan also becomes the second MSU women's golfer to earn All-America honors as she gained honorable mention to join Brenna Moore, who earned national honors in 2014 (honorable mention) and 2015 (first team).
 
Brennan also gained West Super Region accolades enjoying one of the top seasons in MSU program history.
 
She finished the campaign with the second lowest season stroke average of 74.89 in program history checking in just behind Moore's average of 74.45 during her title campaign of 2014-15.
 
Brennan's stroke average is the lowest by any freshman in program history bettering Moore's mark of 76.52 set in 2011-12.
 
She closed the year carrying GolfStat rankings of 27th nationally and sixth in the loaded West Super Region.
 
Brennan logged seven Top 10 showings in 11 tournaments this season claiming her first collegiate individual win at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate last fall.
 
She made an immediate splash by taking fourth in her debut at the NCAA Division II National Preview.
 
Brennan carded four par-or-better rounds this season with a low of 67. She set a program single season record with 71 birdies.
 
She also claimed Lone Star Conference Freshman of the Year accolades and was a first-team all-league honors.
 
WGCA All Americans
First Team
Evelyn Arguelles, Dallas Baptist; Seher Atwal, Rollins (Fla.); Pilar Echeverria, Indianapolis; Jamie Freedman, Nova Southeastern (Fla.); Amanda Jakobsson, St. Leo (Fla.); Katharina Keilich, Indianapolis; Tilda Larsson, Barry; Sophie Madden, Nova Southeastern (Fla.); Michelle Ruiz, Nova Southeastern (Fla.); Paloma Vaccaro, West Florida.
Second Team
Jenny Ayala, Lynn (Fla.); Paxton DeHaven, Indianapolis; Josefina Foa Torres, Barry (Fla.); Amanda Gartrell, Florida Southern; Maria Regina Gonzalez, St. Mary's (Texas); Hanna Harrison, Dallas Baptist; Addison Mitchell, Dallas Baptist; Ann Parmerter, Dallas Baptist; Kylie Raines, Indianapolis; Kiira Riihijarvi, Tampa (Fla.).
Honorable Mention
Emily Brennan, Midwestern State; Katie Chipman, Grand Valley State (Mich.); Kelly Contreras, St. Mary's (Texas); Jelina Fernando, West Texas A&M; Annika Haynes, Indianapolis; Jannelle Johnson, Nova Southeastern (Fla.); Noemie Pare, Barry (Fla.); Peerada Piddon, Arkansas Tech; Loukyee Songprasert, West Texas A&M; Emma Thorngren, Missouri-St. Louis; Jess Whitting, Rogers State (Okla.); Casey Wild, Tarleton State.
 
WGCA All-West Region
Evelyn Arguelles, Dallas Baptist; Emily Brennan, Midwestern State; Jelina Fernando, West Texas A&M; Maria Regina Gonzalez, St. Mary's (Texas); Kate Goodwin, Oklahoma Christian; Hanna Harrison, Dallas Baptist; Addison Mitchell, Dallas Baptist; Ann Parmerter, Dallas Baptist; Loukyee Songprasert, West Texas A&M; Sabrina Virtusio, Sonoma State (Calif.); Jess Whitting, Rogers State (Okla.); Holly Winter, West Texas A&M.

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