Texas A&M-Corpus Christi golfers Courtney Peeler and Ryann White have earned All-Southland Conference honors the league announced on Monday. The selections were voted on by the head coaches and conference sports information directors.
Peeler was named to the All-Southland Conference second team. She led the Islanders with a 77.10 stroke average. The senior from Belton recorded two top 10 finishes and capped her career with a 13th-place finish at the Southland Conference Championship. In all, she had five top-15 results. Her best round of the year came at the UALR Trojans Classic where she had a 1-under 71 en route to a seventh-place finish and a 54 hole score of 222.
White, a sophomore, finished her second season with a 77.85 scoring average and was 24th at the SLC Championship to earn honorable mention honors. She had one top-10 finish at the Sam Houston State Fall Invitational placing tenth with a 36-hole score of 152 (73-79). She matched Peeler's 222 for the top round of the year at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational. White had a round of 1-under in the final 18 holes.
Central Arkansas' Rebecca Sorensen was named the league's top golfer. She is the third UCA golfer to win the award in a row. Sorensen was the top medalist at the conference championship setting a tournament record with a 213.
Sam Houston State junior Meghann Stevens and Texas State's Krista Puisite were named newcomer and freshman of the year, respectively, and Texas State coach Mike Akers took home coach of the year honors. Akers is the first Southland coach to receive two coach of the year awards. The Bobcats overcame a 15-stroke deficit on the final day at the championship tournament to win their third title and second in three years.