Cowgirl Maja Stark named first-team All-American

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STILLWATER – While leading the Cowgirl golf team to a national runner-up finish, Oklahoma State sophomore Maja Stark was named a first-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.

Stark becomes the 11th Cowgirl to earn first-team All-American honors from the WGCA, and the first since Caroline Hedwall in 2010. This is the 15th first-team All-America selection by an OSU golfer.

The Abbekas, Sweden native rewrote the Oklahoma State record books in 2020-21. The two-time event winner recorded a stroke average of 70.48 (-1.42 to par), which destroyed the previous school record set by Hedwall in 2010 at 71.14 (-0.71 to par).

She finished the year ranked No. 4 nationally by GolfStat, and was 49-2 in head-to-head competition against top-100 players in the country. Stark earned a T12 finish at the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona.

No player in program history ever recorded more birdies (139) or rounds of par or better (22) than Stark, and her par-3 (2.99) and par-4 (3.99) scoring averages set new school records. Her par-5 scoring average of 4.68 is second only to her teammate Rina Tatematsu (4.66) for the lowest by a Cowgirl.

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