Mountain West Announces Golfer and Coach of the Year
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – The Mountain West announced in 2015-16 Golfer of the Year and Coach of the Year after the conclusion of the 2016 MW Women’s Golf Championship. San Diego State senior Emma Henrikson was selected as the MW Golfer of the Year, while UNLV head coach Amy Bush-Herzer was named MW Coach of the Year.
Henrikson, a native of Malmo, Sweden, is the first Aztec to receive this honor since 2011-12 (Christine Wong) and only the second SDSU golfer all-time. Henrikson, who entered the Conference championship as No. 10 ranked golfer in the nation according to Golf Stat, finished the regular season leading the league with a 71.24 stroke average, which led the MW, and two victories. She was victorious at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, shooting a 206 (-10), and at the Westbrook Invitational, carding a 211 (-5). The senior also recorded four top-five finishes and seven top-20 finishes. She becomes the fifth senior to capture the league’s top honor.
Bush-Herzer earned the Conference’s top coaching honor for the second time in her career and first since 2012-13. This season, she led UNLV to its first MW championship since 2013 and fifth overall. Additionally, Bush-Herzer led the No. 17-ranked Rebels to three team titles, winning the Las Vegas Collegiate, shooting a 33-under 831 (281-278-272), Bison at Boulder Creek II, carding a 9-under 855 (279-283-293) and the Mountain West Championship at 13-over 877 (295-294-288). Overall, this is the fourth year a Rebels coach has earned this distinction.
Freshman of the Year and all-conference honors will be announced next week.