Six OCU Stars receive All-America honors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Caroline GoodinAnna Mikish and Savannah Moody of national champion Oklahoma City University drew NAIA first-team women’s golf all-American nods Wednesday.

Additionally, Kailey Campbell and Melissa Eldredge grabbed second-team honors, and Raegan Barnes made the third team.

Mikish, a senior from Choctaw, and Campbell, a senior from Oktaha, Okla., became four-time all-Americans, while Goodin, a senior from Oklahoma City, garnered her third all-American accolade.

OCU has now had eight four-time all-Americans including Emily Albrektson (2003-06), Tamara Campbell (2005-08), Christina Cung (2006-09), Laura Jones (2008-11), Ashley Sholer (2006-09) and Katy Treadwell (2001-04). The Stars became the first team in NAIA history to feature six all-Americans in one season. All five of OCU’s current seniors – including Katie-Lee Wilson – took an all-American nod at least once in their career.

This season, Mikish finished fifth in the NAIA with an average score of 75.89 to lead OCU. She finished in a tie for sixth at the NAIA Championships and also recorded a runner-up finish in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships for the second consecutive year. Mikish was second in the NAIA with 60 birdies in 27 rounds this year. Mikish had a 77.82 career scoring average with two all-SAC nods, two SAC golfer of the week awards and two wins.

Goodin, the two-time Jim Wade Award winner for top female student-athlete at OCU, completed her final season with a 76.92 stroke average, good for 14th in the NAIA. She garnered all-SAC honors thanks to her third-place finish in the SAC Championships and took home the individual title in the O-City Spring Classic. Goodin turned in 77.92 shots per round plus three all-conference accolades, the 2016 SAC individual title, four league golfer of the week honors and three career wins in her OCU career.

Moody, a junior out of Aledo, Texas, finished in 11th place in the NAIA Championships to garner all-tournament honors. In 10 tournaments this season, Moody finished in the top-10 four times and had an average score of 77.00 per 18 holes.

Campbell led the NAIA in birdies with 65 in just 27 rounds this season. She finished with a 77.93 average card this season, and had five top-10 finishes. Campbell finished sixth in the SAC Championships and had a low round of 70 earlier this year.

Campbell posted a career strokes per 18 holes of 77.97, one SAC golfer of the week acclaim and two all-SAC awards.
Eldredge, a freshman from Eufaula, Okla., was also named to the all-tournament team after an 11th-place finish in the NAIA Championships. She drained 54 birdies and had a stroke average of 78.04 on the year with three top-10 finishes and two more where she tied for 11th.

Barnes, a senior from Choctaw, Okla., nabbed third-team honors thanks to her stroke average of 79.04. Barnes drained 28 birdies and an eagle this season. She had her best performance in the SAC Championships, where she finished fifth to grab all-SAC honors. Barnes’ career scoring average was 80.32.

Oklahoma City won the 2017 NAIA Championships to nab its NAIA-high eighth national title. The Stars have now won titles in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

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