Mountain West Announces 2012-13 Women's Golf All-Conference Team and Individual Awards

April 27, 2013


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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Mountain West announced its 2012-13 Women's Golf All-Conference team and individual awards at the conclusion of its championship today at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. UNLV sophomore Dana Finkelstein was selected as MW Golfer of the Year, while Emma Henrikson of San Diego State was named Freshman of the Year. Coach of the Year honors went to Amy Bush of UNLV.

Finkelstein entered this week's Conference Championship ranked 57th by Golfstat and 75th according to the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings. She currently leads the Conference in scoring average at 74.35 strokes per round. The sophomore from Chandler, Ariz., has recorded two top-five finishes and three top 10 finishes this season. She becomes the fifth student-athlete from UNLV to be named MW Golfer of the Year, joining former Rebels Sunny Oh (2003-04), Elena Kurokawa (2004-05), Da Sol Chung (2005-06) and Therese Koelbaek (2010-11).

Henrikson earned Freshman of the Year honors after averaging a score of 75.54 during the 2012-13 regular season. The product of Malmö, Sweden posted six top-25 finishes on the year, including two in the top 10. Henrikson is the third San Diego State golfer to capture MW Freshman of the Year accolades, joining Malin Enarsson (2008-09) and Christine Wong (2009-10).

In her third season at the helm of the Rebels, Bush led UNLV to its first MW Championship since 2006 and fourth overall, marking her first career victory as head coach. UNLV recorded five top five and eight top 10 finishes this season. Bush receives the Coach of the Year honor for the first time in her career.

Finkelstein and Henrikson are joined on the All-Mountain West First Team by 2013 MW Individual Champion Manon DeRoey of New Mexico, as well as UNM's Sammi Stevens and San Diego State's Paige Spiranac. The All-Mountain West Second Team is comprised of Boise State's Hayley Young, Fresno State's Madchen Ly, San Diego State's Christine Wong and the UNLV trio of Charlotte Brooks, Demi Mak and Mayko Chwen Wang.

2012-13 Women's Golf All-Mountain West First Team
Manon DeRoey, New Mexico
Sammi Stevens, New Mexico
Emma Henrikson, San Diego State
Paige Spiranac, San Diego State
Dana Finkelstein, UNLV

2012-13 Women's Golf All-Mountain West Second Team
Hayley Young, Boise State
Madchen Ly, Fresno State
Christine Wong, San Diego State
Charlotte Brooks, UNLV
Demi Mak, UNLV
Mayko Chwen Wang, UNLV

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Golfer of the Year
Dana Finkelstein, UNLV

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Golf Freshman of the Year
Emma Henrikson, San Diego State

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Golf Coach of the Year
Amy Bush, UNLV