KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 30) – A dominating year resulted in total domination of the All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Women’s Golf Team for Central Oklahoma.
The Bronchos swept the three individual awards, with Marla Souvannasing claiming both the Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year awards while Michael Bond was named Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season.
UCO players occupied four of the five spots on the All-MIAA first-team unit, with Lindsey Bensch, Bethany Darrough and Daniela Martinez joining Souvannasing while Katie Bensch was named to the All-MIAA second team.
The Bronchos have won nine of 11 tournaments this year, finishing runner-up by one shot in the other two events. UCO captured its third consecutive MIAA title two weeks ago and goes to Hillcrest Country Club in Bartlesville Sunday for the start of the three-day NCAA Division II Central Regional.
Bond is in his seventh year at the helm and has led the Bronchos to 65 top-four finishes in 85 tournaments with 25 titles.
Souvannasing has been sensational all year. The Jenks rookie has a 74.83 scoring average with 10 top-10 finishes, including four wins.
Darrough has the second-best average on the team at 77.05 and the Kingfisher senior has had eight top-10 finishes. Martinez, a junior from Mexicali, Mexico with a 77.30 average, has won one tournament and finished in the top 10 five other times.
Lindsey Bensch has a 77.42 average with six top-10 placings and two tournament titles, while Katie Bensch has a 78.05 average with five top-10s and one win. The sisters are seniors from Broken Arrow.