Three men, four women earn post-season honors for SWOSU

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Stefan Idstam earned First Team All-Great American Conference honors and SWOSU’s Brad Fleetwood was named the GAC Coach of the Year on Saturday night in Hot Springs at a banquet for the 2016 GAC Championships.
Three Bulldog players earned GAC distinction, led by Idstam, who becomes the third First Team All-GAC selection at SWOSU since 2013. Jake Duvall also claimed second team all-conference honors while Marques Gomez garnered honorable mention.
Idstam (Marifred, Sweden) is now a three-time All-GAC honoree, having earned second team honors in 2014 and 2015 along with claiming the Freshman of the Year award in 2014. He leads SWOSU with a 73.88 stroke average this season in nine events and he is currently ranked fourth in the Central Region. Idstam won the St. Mary’s Rattler Invitational and he’s finished in the top 20 in seven of the Bulldog’s nine events. He has shot six rounds under par this season, his best being a 66 (-6) at the St. Mary’s Rattler Invitational that earned him GAC Golfer of the Week honors.
Duvall (Victoria, British Columbia) becomes SWOSU’s first four-time all-conference golfer of the NCAA era, adding a second team selection in 2016 to a list of accolades that includes honorable mention (2013), second team (2014) and first team (2015) honors. This season, he has a 75.29 stroke average through eight events and he’s ranked 28th in the Central Region. Duvall has four top-ten finishes and a low round of 69, which he shot at both the GAC Preview and NSU Classic. His top finish of the year was tied for seventh at the Broncho Invitational.
Gomez (San Antonio, Texas) earns his first all-conference honor after garnering honorable mention for play during his junior season. He has appeared in all nine tournaments for the Bulldogs and he currently has a 75.17 stroke average to rank him 24th in the Central Region. Gomez earned his first career win by tying for top honors at the SBU Bearcat Invitational and he has three top ten’s to his credit with a low round of 67 (-5) at the GAC Preview.
Fleetwood claims the first GAC Coach of the Year award in his career in his fourth year leading the Bulldog Golf program. This season, his men’s team has finished in the top ten at all nine tournaments they’ve competed in, winning the GAC Preview and the SBU Bearcat Invitational while finishing in the top five at three other events. Both of SWOSU’s Golf teams are currently ranked in the top ten of their respective region rankings and will likely be advancing to the regional championships.
SWOSU Men’s Golf has now had 15 All-GAC selections in the five-year history of the conference, with three earning first team honors, six second team and six with honorable mention. The Bulldogs tee off at the 2016 GAC Championships on Sunday at Hot Springs Country Club.
2015-16 All-Great American Conference Men’s Golf Teams
* ARKANSAS TECH – Bryce Burke, Fr., Johannesburg, South Africa
* HENDERSON STATE – Mauricio Lira, Jr., Mexico City, Mexico
SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Mason Horner, Sr., Argyle, Texas
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Stefan Idstam, Jr., Marifred, Sweden

ARKANSAS TECH – Austin Smith, Jr., Russellville, Arkansas
* – Unanimous Selections
HARDING – Mason Banger, So., Southampton, England
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Jake Duvall, Sr., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
HENDERSON STATE – Drew Greenwood, Jr., Hot Springs, Ark.
SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Zach James, So., Whitesboro, Texas
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS – Kirk Peterson, Sr., El Cajon, Calif.
HONORABLE MENTION – Tie Resulted in 6 Selections
EAST CENTRAL – Jordan Bates, Sr., Quitman, Texas

SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Marques Gomez, Jr., San Antonio, Texas

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO – Kinley Lee, Fr., Clyde, Texas HENDERSON STATE – Price Murphree, Jr., Camden, Ark.
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST – Drew Posada, Sr., Choctaw, Okla.
SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Marcos Sevilla, Sr., Palma de Mallorco, Spain
ARKANSAS TECH – Bryce Burke, Fr., Johannesburg, South Africa
ARKANSAS TECH – Bryce Burke, Fr., Johannesburg, South Africa

SWOSU women’s golf had four underclassmen named to the 2015-16 All-Great American Conference team, which was announced on Saturday night at a banquet preceding the GAC Championships in Hot Springs.  
Freshmen Elin Wahlin and Gloria Choi have both been named First Team All-GAC selections in their first season at SWOSU while Emily Folsom was a Second Team All-GAC honoree and Chloe Thackeray earned honorable mention.
Wahlin (Karlshamn, Sweden) is a unanimous selection at the conclusion of her freshmen season. Through nine events, she has a 76.89 stroke average and she is currently ranked 17th in the Central Region. She has finished in the top ten at three different tournaments and she’s been in the top 30 of eight events. The best finish of her freshman season, to date, is tied for seventh which she did at the Lady Rattler Invitational and Barry Invitational, where she shot a 70 (-2).
Choi (Langley, British Columbia) also earned first team all-conference honors for her freshmen season. She has appeared in seven tournaments for the Lady Bulldogs and she has a 77.6 stroke average to date while holding down the 22nd ranking in the Central Region. Choi has five top 25 finishes this season, with her best finishing being tied for second at the GAC Preview. Her lowest round of the season was a 70 (-1) that she shot at the UCO Classic.
Folsom (Oklahoma City) earns the second all-conference selection of her career after being named the GAC Freshman of the Year and an honorable mention All-GAC pick in 2015. In nine tournaments this season, she has a stroke average of 78.95 and she is currently ranked 25th in the Central Region. She has finished in the top 30 at five tournaments, with two top ten’s including a second-place finish at the GAC Preview. Her lowest round this season was a 70 (-1) at the UCO Classic.
Thackeray (Billericay, England) is a first-time all-conference honoree, earning honorable mention at the end of her freshman season. She has a 79.68 stroke average in nine tournaments and she’s currently ranked 39th in the Central Region. Her best finish of the year was ninth place at the GAC Preview and her lowest round of the year was a 74 (+3) at the UCO Classic.
With four All-GAC honorees, SWOSU now has 15 all-conference selections in the five-year history of the conference. The Lady Bulldogs tee off in the 2016 GAC Championships on Sunday at Hot Spring Country Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
2015-16 All-Great American Conference Women’s Golf Teams


* ARKANSAS TECH – Anna Frandsen, Fr., Oure, Denmark

* SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Elin Wahlin Fr. Karlshamn, Sweden

SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Gloria Choi Fr. Langley, BC Canada

ARKANSAS TECH – Caroline Fredensborg, Jr., Roskilde, Denmark

HENDERSON STATE – Luisa Gartmann, Fr., Hamburg, Germany

* РUnanimous Selections



SOUTHERN NAZARENE – Marion Broedys, Sr., Achim, Germany

SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE – Emily Folsom So. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

ARKANSAS TECH – Pia Nunbhakdi, Fr., Bangkok, Thailand

ARKANSAS TECH – Avery Struck, So., Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia

HENDERSON STATE РSarah Wright, So., Fayetteville, Ark.



HENDERSON STATE – Hanna Brauburger, Fr., Bentonville, Ark.

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO – Lauren Johnson, Jr., Dewitt, Ark. 

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS – Helle Leed, So., Vallda, Sweden

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO – Frida Rydberg, So., Sweden

SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE РChloe Thackeray Fr. Billericay, England



ARKANSAS TECH – Anna Frandsen, Fr., Oure, Denmark



ARKANSAS TECH РAnna Frandsen, Fr., Oure, Denmark



ARKANSAS TECH – Amy Anderson

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