Grand Valley State’s Sarah Hoffman Earns GLIAC Women’s Golf “Athlete of The Year” Award

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GVSU’s Hartigan Named “Freshman of the Year,” GVSU’s Mailloux Tabbed “Coach of the Year”

BAY CITY, Mich. -- Grand Valley State University senior Sarah Hoffman (Saline, Mich.) has earned the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women's Golf "Athlete of the Year" award as announced by the conference office. Hoffman posted the lowest stroke average among the GLIAC’s women’s golfers this season. GVSU rookie Kelly Hartigan (Lake Orion, Mich.) was named the conference's "Freshman of the Year" while Grand Valley State head coach Rebecca Mailloux was tabbed as the GLIAC "Coach of the Year".

Hoffman, a senior, posted arguably the best individual season in GVSU history. Hoffman was the medalist at the GLIAC Championship after shooting a three-round 215 (+15) that included the two best rounds of the tournament, a first round 72 (+2) and a third round 73 (+3). On the year, Hoffman won five tournaments, tying the single-season record at GVSU, finished in the top five eight times and in the top 10 in all 10 tournaments she competed in. Hoffman’s scoring average this season (74.4) is the lowest single-season scoring average in team history and she set a school record with eight rounds par or better this year. Hoffman finished in the top five of all four GLIAC Championships she competed in and is a four-time All-GLIAC honoree.    

 

Hartigan earned GLIAC “Freshman of the Year” laurels after carding a three round 246 (+36) including a low round of 76 (+6) to finish eighth at the GLIAC Championship. Hartigan carries a 78.9 scoring average this season, claiming three top five finishes and five top 10 finishes on the season. Hartigan finished second at the Bulldog Invitational with a two-round score of 146 (+2) and carded a 151 (+7) at the Michael Corbett Fall Classic to finish in third. Hartigan recorded one eagle and 30 birdies this year, earning her First Team All-GLIAC honors.

 

 



 

Mailloux was named the GLIAC “Coach of the Year” for the third straight season after leading the Lakers to their fifth straight GLIAC Championship. Mailloux coached five All-GLIAC honorees this year including three first-team members along with the Player of the Year (Sarah Hoffman) and Freshman of the Year (Kelly Hartigan). Mailloux’s team this season has won seven tournaments, the second-highest total in a single season at GVSU. At the Bulldog Invitational, the Lakers carded a team round of 292, the lowest team round in GVSU history and part of the lowest 36-hole team score in school history as well (588).

 

 

 

 



Joining Hoffman and Hartigan on the 2012 All-GLIAC First Team are: senior Erin Misheff of Ashland University; senior Ashley Gubser and junior Lauren Vogt of the University of Findlay; and GVSU sophomore Veronica Ryan.  

The 2012 All-GLIAC Second Team includes: senior Bryce Hetchler and sophomores Jacqueline DeBoer and Emily Rhody of Ferris State University; freshman Michelle Schambs of Findlay; junior Marni Weinstein of Grand Valley State; and sophomore Brittany Davidson of Northwood University.

A complete list of the 2012 All-GLIAC Women’s Golf teams is below:

 

 

2012 GLIAC Women’s Golf Postseason Awards

Athlete of the Year:  Sarah Hoffman - Grand Valley State University

Conference Medalist: Sarah Hoffman - Grand Valley State University

Freshman of the Year: Kelly Hartigan - Grand Valley State University

Coach of the Year: Rebecca Mailloux - Grand Valley State University

 

2012 All-GLIAC Women’s Golf Teams

First-Team

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

Ashley Gubser

Findlay

Sr.

Twinsburg, Ohio

Kelly Hartigan

Grand Valley State

Fr.

Lake Orion, Mich.

Sarah Hoffman

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Saline, Mich.

Erin Misheff

Ashland

Sr.

Silver Lake, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit

Veronica Ryan

Grand Valley State

So.

Dallas, Texas

Lauren Vogt

Findlay

Jr.

Auburn, Ind./Dekalb

Second-Team

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

Brittany Davidson

Northwood

So.

Mississauga, Ontario

Jacqueline DeBoer

Ferris State

So.

Grand Rapids, Mich./South Christian

Bryce Hetchler

Ferris State

Sr.

Clinton Township, Mich./Fraser

Emily Rohdy

Ferris State

So.

Farwell, Mich.

Michelle Schambs

Findlay

Fr.

Chillicothe, Ohio/Zane Trace

Marni Weinstein

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Farmington Hills, Mich.

Honorable Mention

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

Brooke Albers

Findlay

So.

Fort Loramie, Ohio

Ashley Beard

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Williston, N.D.

Amee Cox

Northwood

So.

Liverpool, England

Erin Fuchik

Ferris State

Sr.

Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley

Megan Henry

Lake Superior State

Fr.

Novi, Mich.

Holly James

Ashland

Jr.

Strongsville, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit

 

* - All-GLIAC Women’s Golf selections are based upon a player’s stroke average in her nine best rounds in league play, including rounds of the GLIAC Tournament.  All ties are broken by total strokes in the GLIAC Tournament.

 

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