April 25, 2012
MESA, Ariz. - Playing in her first career conference tournament, freshman Nikki Prichard led Nevada with a 10th-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Wednesday at Longbow Golf Club.
Prichard shot 75 in the final round and finished at 9-over 225 for the tournament. Junior Louise Yi had a 74 - the low round of the day for Nevada - and tied for 21st. Sophomore Joyce Chong was 25th with freshman Taylor Bickell a shot back and tied for 26th. Senior Alex Borcherts finished her collegiate career with a 29th-place finish.
San Jose State won its fourth consecutive WAC Women's Golf Championship as Nevada finished in sixth place in the team race. Idaho senior Kayla Mortellaro (70-71-73--214) defeated New Mexico State's Demi Mak (75-72-67--214) with a birdie on the fourth hole of sudden death. San Jose State's Jennifer Brumbaugh (73-73-69--215) and Madeleine Ziegert (70-74-72--216) finished third and fourth, respectively.
First Team All-WAC
Madchen Ly, Fr., Fresno State
Kayla Mortellaro, Sr., Idaho
Demi Mak, So., New Mexico State
Jennifer Brumbaugh, Jr., San Jose State
Madeleine Ziegert, Sr., San Jose State
Second Team All-WAC
Louisa Lies, Sr., Fresno State
Christine Uhalde, So., Fresno State
Teo Poplawski, Sr., Idaho
Kathleen Rojas, Fr., San Jose State
Megan Osland, Fr., San Jose State
Player of the Year: Kayla Mortellaro, Sr., Idaho
Freshman of the Year: Madchen Ly, Fresno State
Co-Coaches of the Year: Lisa Johnson, Idaho and John Dormann, San Jose State