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Baylor’s Lonardi Named WGCA All-American

EUGENE, Ore. – Baylor women’s golf senior Laura Lonardi was named a second-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday. Lonardi joined current Bear Dylan Kim and former teammate Hayley Davis as the only All-Americans in program history.

Lonardi’s honor is the fifth in the last five seasons for a Baylor player under head coach Jay Goble. Davis was recognized in 2012, 2013 and 2015, and Kim was selected as a freshman last year.

A Verona, Italy, native, Lonardi led Baylor with a 72.39 stroke average and shot par or better in 16 of her 33 rounds during the 2015-16 season. She recorded six top-10 finishes, including a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Bryan Regional, where she earned an individual NCAA Championship berth. Lonardi tied for 27th at the NCAA Championship, which was the sixth-best individual NCAA Championship result in program history.

Lonardi played in every event and counted all 27 of her rounds in the Baylor lineup toward the team score, and she finished no worse than tied for 31st in any of her 11 tournaments during the 2015-16 season. She finished her Baylor career with the second-best stroke average in program history at 74.12, and her 72.39 stroke average this season was the second-best single-season mark in school history.

Lonardi began her Baylor career at the semester break in 2012-13, and despite playing only three and a half years, she ranked sixth in program history with six career top-five finishes and tied for fifth with 13 career top-10 finishes.

BAYLOR WOMEN’S GOLF ALL-AMERICANS

Hayley Davis, 2012

Hayley Davis, 2013

Hayley Davis, 2015

Dylan Kim, 2015

Laura Lonardi, 2016

2016 WGCA ALL-AMERICANS

FIRST TEAM

Virginia Elena Carta, Duke

Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina

Hannah Kim, Northwestern

Lauren Kim, Stanford

Cheyenne Knight, Alabama

Bronte Law, UCLA

Leona Maguire, Duke

Anna Newell, Tennessee

Linnea Strom, Arizona State

Bailey Tardy, Georgia

Lilia Vu, UCLA

SECOND TEAM

Tiffany Chan, Southern California

Lauren Coughlin, Virginia

Stephanie Lau, Northwestern

Esther Lee, Colorado

Harang Lee, Georgia

Laura Lonardi, Baylor

Robynn Ree, Southern California

Frida Gustafsson Spang, East Carolina

Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford

Charlotte Thomas, Washington

Emma Talley, Alabama

Monica Vaughn, Arizona State

HONORABLE MENTION

Gabby Barker, Texas Tech

Sarah Burnham, Michigan State

Karen Chung, Southern California

Sandy Choi, Duke

Marissa Chow, Pepperdine

Daniela Darquea, Miami

Maria Fassi, Arkansas

Emma Henrikson, San Diego State

Jillian Hollis, Georgia

Linnea Johansson, Oklahoma State

Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Kansas

Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest

Ying Luo, Washington

Elizabeth Szokol, Virginia

Maria Torres, Florida

Dewi Weber, Miami

Bethany Wu, UCLA

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