Jimenez-Perea named PING WGCA Division II Player of the Year


STEPHENVILLE (May 27, 2016) – Isabel Jimenez-Perea has been named the PING Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II Player of the Year.

Jimenez-Perea is the first TexAnn golfer to receive the WGCA’s Player of the Year award. She’s also the first Lone Star Conference representative to win the award. Jimenez-Perea capped off an illustrious career after becoming the first 4-time Player of the Year in Lone Star Conference Women’s Golf history. Jimenez-Perea finished the season as the No. 1-ranked player in NCAA Division II according to GolfStat with a scoring average of 72.67, a full stroke better than the second-ranked player. Jimenez-Perea finished third at the NCAA Championships this season, which is the highest individual finish in school history at the national tournament.

Jimenez-Perea was a nine-time LSC Golfer of the Week in her career and won 12 tournaments in her four years, including three her senior year. Jimenez-Perea finished in the top 10 in 11 of the 12 tournaments this season and helped the No. 7-ranked TexAnns win seven tournaments this season. Jimenez-Perea led Tarleton to its record ninth LSC championship and ninth regional title in ten years as the senior won the individual title at the West Regional Tournament for the second time in her career. The 4-time All-American was also named to the LSC All-Academic team her senior year and received LSC first-team honors all four years. Jimenez-Perea was also named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-Region team for the fourth time in her career.

“As a senior, getting this award means a lot to me,” said Jimenez-Perea. “Coach Doyle has been a great coach for me these four years and I know he will still be a great supporter for me in the future. There is not a better way to end my college career as a student-athlete. I am beyond happy and proud to have had the opportunity to be part of Tarleton’s golf team.”

The WGCA also announced head coach Jerry Doyle was the West Region Coach of the Year. It’s Doyle’s second major award of the season after winning the LSC Coach of the Year for a record ninth time. It’s Doyle’s fifth WGCA Regional Coach of the Year award.

Casey Wild and Beatriz Prados were named to the WGCA Honorable Mention team. Wild finished the season ranked 11th in the nation with a 74.4 scoring average and had one tournament win to go with seven top-10 finishes. Prados was ranked No. 18 in the nation with a scoring average of 75.2 and had one tournament victory along with four top-10 finishes.

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