Eldredge, Gough named NAIA honorable mention All-Americans

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Melissa Eldredge and Natalie Gough of Oklahoma City University became Women’s Golf Coaches Association NAIA honorable-mention all-Americans.

Eldredge entered an exclusive group of four-time all-Americans, while Gough picked up her second all-American nod.

OCU boasts of nine four-time all-Americans, including Eldredge, Emily Albrektson (2003-06), Kailey Campbell (2014-17), Tamara Campbell (2005-08), Christina Cung (2006-09), Laura Jones (2008-11), Anna Mikish (2014-17), Ashley Sholer (2006-09) and Katy Treadwell (2001-04).

Eldredge, a senior from Eufaula, Okla., produced 77.00 shots per round, two top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes and 33 birdies in 2019-20. Eldredge posted her fourth career sub-70 round with a 69 in the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial on Sept. 9 in Springfield, Mo. Her career stroke average (76.92) ranks fifth in OCU history. Eldredge, who will return to the Stars for a fifth year of eligibility, has previously become two-time NAIA Championships all-tournament, a four-time all-SAC performer, the 2019 SAC player of the year and conference individual champion.

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Gough, a sophomore from Bixby, Okla., supplied the Stars with a 76.53 scoring average, four top-10 finishes, 38 birdies and one eagle this season. Gough carded her best round of 36-31–67 and matched the program’s top score against par (5 under par) on the way to her first career victory in the Southwestern Christian Invitational on Sept. 23-24 at Lake Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City. Gough owns 2020 SAC golfer of the year, two all-SAC nods and 2019 league freshman of the year.

Oklahoma City accumulated two victories and four top-five finishes in seven starts this season. The Stars held one of the top eight spots in the NAIA rankings throughout 2019-20.

WGCA NAIA All-American Teams
First Team

Alessia Cristina Avanzo, SCAD Savannah
Kate Johnston, University of British Columbia
Nicole Jung, Taylor University
Papatsara Niamrungrueang, William Carey University
Maddie Thomas, Taylor University
Michela Tjan, Keiser University
Emma-Lee Torstensson, Keiser University

Second Team
Ariana Castro, SCAD Savannah
Serra Evrengil, Keiser University
Megan Kelly, Keiser University
Maria Paula Otero, SCAD Savannah
Isabel Rijos, Dalton State College
Paula Sofia Suarez, SCAD Savannah
Jessica Williams , Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Honorable Mention
Deeya Aggarwal, Keiser University
Hailey Derrickson, Rocky Mountain College
Melissa Eldredge, Oklahoma City University
Natalie Gough, Oklahoma City University
Sukriti Harjai, University of Victoria
Esther Lee, University of British Columbia
Shania Remandaban, University of British Columbia

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