SDSU's Mingo Named Women's Golfer of the Year
Jackrabbits' Toscano earns Newcomer of the Year; Denver's Linsday Kuhle receives fourth-consecutive Coach of the Year title
ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Megan Mingo was named The Summit League Women's Golfer of the Year award in a vote of the League's head coaches. Her teammate Teresa Toscano collected the Newcomer of the Year award, while Denver head coach Lindsay Kuhle was selected as the Coach of the Year for the fourth straight year.
Mingo was named Golfer of the Year after capturing individual medalist honors at The Summit League Championship and Seton Hall Pirate Invitational. The senior carded a 6-over par 222 (69-80-73) at The Summit League Championship, where she tied a single-round tournament record and garnered her first career all-tournament team honor. Mingo had the third-best stroke average (74.50) in the League this year, and earned her second-straight first team all-league accolade. The Yankton, S.D. native broke both the 18-hole (68) and 36-hole (138) school records en route to eight top-10 finishes on the season. She was named Golfer of the Month for October and was twice selected as Golfer of the Week (March 8 and 22).
Toscano earned Newcomer of the Year honors after being named to the All-Summit League Second Team and All-Tournament Team. She carded a 4-under 212 (73-68-71) to capture individual medalist honors at Jackrabbit Invitational in March. The Golfer of the Week for March 15 fired a team-leading six top-5 and eight top-10 finishes on the year, and tied the single-season 18-hole (68) school record and set the 54-hole (212) school record. Toscano registered seven rounds under par this season and recorded the fifth-best stroke average in The Summit League (best among newcomers).
Kuhle collected her fourth consecutive Coach of the Year award after leading Denver to its 14th consecutive league championship and NCAA Regional berth. Denver ranked second in The Summit League with a 300.5 team stroke average and had six top-five team finishes on the year. The Pioneers finished the year ranked No. 53 in the Golfweek national rankings and No. 51 in the GolfStat NCAA rankings.
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