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MIAC announces 2021-22 Women’s Golf awards

Anna Tollefson is the third Bethel golfer in program history to be named MIAC Women's Golf Player of the Year.

Anna Tollefson is the third Bethel golfer in program history to be named MIAC Women’s Golf Player of the Year.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its award recipients for the 2021-22 women’s golf season on Monday.

Bethel junior Anna Tollefson was selected as the MIAC Women’s Golf Player of the Year, while Carleton’s Kristin Miyagi was named Senior of the Year, and St. Catherine’s Greta McArthur was awarded Rookie of the Year. St. Catherine coach Mary Giorgi received Coach of the Year honors.

Tollefson (La Crescent, Minn.) averaged 76.0 shots over 18.5 rounds of golf during the 2021-22 season. She placed among the top-10 at seven of the ten meets she competed in, with four top-five finishes and two medalist honors along the way. Tollefson shot an even-par 180 at the 2021 MIAC Championships in October – including a MIAC 18-hole record-tying 70 (-2) in the second round – to earn medalist honors and become the Royals’ first individual MIAC golf champion ever. She becomes the third Royal in program history to be named MIAC Women’s Golf Player of the Year joining 2017-18 honoree Christine Piwnica and 2020-21 recipient Nicole Miller.

Miyagi (Honolulu, Hawaii | ‘Iolani School) averaged 76.6 shots across 15.5 rounds of play as a senior in 2021-22. She placed among the top-10 competitors in all but one tournament this season and earned top-five distinction in seven of the nine events she attended. She becomes the fifth Knight in program history to be named MIAC Women’s Golf Senior of the Year and is the third Carleton player in the last four seasons to receive the award.

McArthur (Fargo, N.D. | Shanley) posted an average of 77.7 shots over 14.5 rounds of play in her debut season at St. Catherine. She played in eight tournaments throughout 2021-22, scoring among the top-10 in five and the top-five in three. McArthur tied for third place at the 2021 MIAC Championships in October. She joins teammate Jaycee Rhodes as the only Wildcats in history to be named MIAC Women’s Golf Rookie of the Year. Rhodes won the award last spring.

Giorgi (7th season) guided the Wildcats to their third NCAA Championship berth in the last six seasons thanks to the program’s second consecutive conference championship this past October. The Wildcats averaged a league-best score of 311.3 over 16.5 rounds of golf this season, winning five of the nine events in which they competed. Giorgi is now a two-time MIAC Women’s Golf Coach of the Year and the fourth different MIAC coach in recorded league history to receive the award in back-to-back seasons.

The MIAC Women’s Golf All-Conference team was selected using a combination of MIAC championship results and end-of-season voting. The top 10 finishers (including ties) at the MIAC Championship meet this spring automatically earned All-MIAC honors, and the coaches nominated and voted to add five additional players to the All-MIAC squad based on their body of work throughout the season. The conference also recognized honorable mention selections, bestowing the accolade upon any individual who did not place among the top-five vote-getters but still received consideration on multiple ballots.

Carleton’s Kristin Miyagi became the 17th women’s golfer in recorded MIAC history to receive All-Conference honors for a fourth time. Bethel’s Anna Tollefson joined Gustavus’ Erin Ericson and Emily Kratz, as well as St. Catherine’s Kate Taylor as three-time All-MIAC selections. Only 43 women’s golfers in recorded conference history have received All-MIAC distinction three times or more.

The 2021-22 Women’s Golf All-Conference Team consists of seven seniors, one junior, four sophomores, and three first-year golfers. St. Catherine led all teams with five All-Conference honorees, followed by Bethel and Gustavus with three apiece, and Carleton with two. Saint Benedict and St. Olaf each had one. Augsburg, Gustavus, Macalester, St. Catherine, and St. Olaf each had one honorable mention selection as well.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC also announced the 16th annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for women’s golf. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf Awards

 2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf Player of the Year
Name Institution Class Hometown | High School Previous Selections
Anna Tollefson Bethel Jr. La Crescent, Minn.
 2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf Senior of the Year
Name Institution Class Hometown | High School
Kristin Miyagi Carleton Sr. Honolulu, Hawaii | ‘Iolani School
 2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf Rookie of the Year
Name Institution Class Hometown | High School
Greta McArthur St. Catherine Fy. Fargo, N.D. | Shanley
 2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf Coach of the Year
Name Institution Previous Selections
Mary Giorgi St. Catherine 2021
 2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf All-Conference Team
Name Institution Class Hometown | High School Previous Selections
Sydney Brandt St. Catherine Sr. Brookfield, Wis. | Catholic Memorial 2020 | 2021 (HM)
Erin Ericson Gustavus Sr. Onalaska, Wis. 2020 | 2021
Emily Kratz Gustavus Sr. Edina, Minn. 2019 | 2021
Athena Kwon Carleton Fy. Summit, N.J. | Sandburg
Greta McArthur St. Catherine Fy. Fargo, N.D. | Shanley
Kristin Miyagi Carleton Sr. Honolulu, Hawaii | ‘Iolani School 2019 | 2020 | 2021
Sydney Regalado Gustavus Sr. Rosemount, Minn. 2021
Emily Renner Saint Benedict So. Victoria, Minn. | Chanhassen 2021
Jaycee Rhodes St. Catherine So. St. Paul, Minn. | Eastview 2021
Ana Schwarz Bethel Sr. Marshall, Minn. 2020
Bergen Senf St. Olaf So. Fairmont, Minn. 2021
Brynn Sundquist Bethel So. Lincoln, Neb. | Southwest
Kate Taylor St. Catherine Sr. Salt Lake City, Utah | Skyline 2020 | 2021
Anna Tollefson Bethel Jr. La Crescent, Minn. 2020 | 2021
Kyra Venne St. Catherine Fy. Woodbury, Minn. | East Ridge

 2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf Honorable Mention
Name Institution Class Hometown | High School Previous Selections
Morgan Anderson St. Catherine Fy. Joliet, Ill. | West
Emma Kraft Augsburg Sr. Hutchinson, Minn.
Sydney Monge St. Olaf So. Minnetonka, Minn. 2021 (HM)
Tenley Smith Macalester Sr. Williamstown, Mass. | Mount Greylock Regional 2020 (HM) | 2021 (AC)
Laurel Ward Gustavus Jr. Bozeman, Mont. 2021 (AC)

 2021-22 MIAC Women’s Golf All-Sportsmanship Team
Name Institution Class Hometown | High School
Olivia Boe Augsburg Jr. Stewartville, Minn.
Elena Zaborniak Bethel Sr. Amherst, Ohio
Olivia Siebert Carleton Fy. Glencoe, Ill. | New Trier
Lillie Kirchner Concordia So. South St. Paul, Minn.
Erin Ericson Gustavus Sr. Onalaska, Wis.
Emma Iverson Macalester Sr. Northfield, Minn.
Grace Hillemeier Saint Benedict Sr. Byron, Minn.
Dasha Parker St. Catherine Jr. Minnetonka, Minn. | Edina
Stella Posey St. Olaf Fy. Atlanta, Ga. | Walton
Carissa Oberding St. Scholastica Fy. Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park

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