NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – The Summit League announced its 2016-17 all-league women's golf teams at the annual awards banquet Saturday evening, prior to the start of The Summit League Women's Golf Championship in Nebraska City, Neb. The awards are determined through a vote by the league's nine head coaches.
Denver placed a pair of golfers on the first team in Mariell Bruun and Jessica Carty. Bruun captured the individual title at the Pioneer Invitational with a 36-hole 143 (71-72). She also earned one top-5 finish and placed in the top-10 three times this season. The senior has a 74.96 stroke average on the season and collects her fourth-career all-league award (2014-15, 1st team; 2016, 2nd team). Carty earns her third-career all-league award (2015, 1st team; 2016, 2nd team) after registering a pair of top-5 finishes for the Pioneers this season. She recorded a low-round 68 at the Dick McGuire Invitational, and has the sixth-best stroke average (74.76) in the League during her senior campaign.
North Dakota State junior Natalie Roth collects her third-career all-league honor (2015, 2nd team; 2016, 1st team) and second consecutive first team nod. Roth carded a 54-hole 216 (76-68-72) to earn individual medalist honors at the UNO Invitational in September. She also recorded four top-5 finishes and placed in the top-10 seven times, before finishing the regular-season with the League's second-best stroke average (74.08).
South Dakota senior Brenna Lervick leads the League with two individual tournament titles and a 73.64 stroke average this season, to receive her third-career all-league accolade (2014, 2nd team; 2016, 1st team). Lervick won the individual title at the Missouri State Payne Stewart Invitational in September after she fired a 54-hole 216 (69-76-71). She then went on to win the Creighton Classic in October with a 36-hole 146 (77-69). The Chanhassen, Minn. native completed the regular-season with a League-leading six top-5 finishes, and tied with a League-best eight rounds in the top-10.
South Dakota State senior Megan Mingo earns a first team award in back-to-back years. She carded a 36-hole 152 (78-74) at the Seton Hall Pirate Invitational in October to win her lone individual title on the season. Mingo registered four rounds in the top-5 this season and seven in the top-10. Her 74.54 stroke average is the fourth-best in The Summit League this season.
The women's second team consists of Denver's Lauren Whyte (75.59), IUPUI's Aneta Abrahamova (75.75), Oral Roberts' Kennedy Ishee (74.37), and South Dakota State's Hallie Getz (74.93) and Teresa Toscano (74.68).
The 2017 Summit League Women's Golf Championship takes place Sunday – Tuesday at the ArborLinks Golf Course in Nebraska City, Neb. Live stats will be provided through Golfstat, and updates available via Twitter @summitchamps.
2016-17 All-Summit League Women's Golf Teams
Mariell Bruun, Denver, Sr.
Jessica Carty, Denver, Sr.
Brenna Lervick, South Dakota, Sr.
Megan Mingo, South Dakota State, Sr.
Natalie Roth, North Dakota State, Jr.
Aneta Abrahamova, IUPUI, Jr.
Hallie Getz, South Dakota State, Sr.
Kennedy Ishee, Oral Roberts, Jr.
Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State, Fr.
Lauren Whyte, Denver, Jr.
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Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.