Colorado Springs, Colo.-- San José State women's golfer My Leander was named the 2016-17 MW Women's Golfer of the Year, Spartan head coach John Dormann the 2016-17 MW Women's Golf Coach of the Year and Abegail Arevalo received second team All-MW honors for the 2016-17 season, as announced by the conference on Thursday.
Leander also was named a first team All-MW honoree for the second consecutive year. Nationally, she is ranked 23rd on Golfstat and 21st on Golfweek. She leads the conference with a 70.89 stroke average, the best in school history. Leander won the Ptarmigan Ram Classic and the Meadow Club Intercollegiate, finished in the top-10 in eight of her 10 tournaments played this season and has shot 16 of her 27 rounds under par. She was honored as MW Women's Golfer of the Week three times this season and was the Golfer of the Month for September.
"My's award is well-earned and deserved," said Dormann. "She has been the best player on our team all year long and has had one of the best seasons in school history. I am very excited for every recognition My receives."
Dormann received his fourth Coach of the Year recognition after receiving the honor in 2006, 2009 and 2012 (co-coach) when San José State was a member of the Western Athletic Conference. In his 19th year at San José State, Dormann has coached this year's Spartans to a #37 ranking in Golfstat and a #34 ranking in Golfweek. The team started the year by winning the Ptarmigan Ram Classic, won The Gold Rush to end February and finished third at last week's MW Championship. He will lead the Spartans to the program's 23rd appearance at an NCAA Regional when the team plays at the NCAA Columbus Regional May 8-10.
"I am very humbled to receive this award from my fellow Mountain West coaches," Dormann stated. "This award is a team effort beginning with Dana, my associate head coach, the support staff, and of course the players on the team. We all share this award."
Arevalo was voted to the second team All-MW, her first all-conference honor of her career. She has a 73.93 stroke average and finished third at the 2017 MW Championship where she tied her career best with a four-under 68 in the final round. Arevalo has shot three rounds under par and five rounds of par over her 27 rounds this year.
"This semester, Abby has given us a nice 1-2 combination with My at the top of our lineup. Her game is rapidly improving, and she has worked really hard," said Dormann.
Leander and Dormann are the first Spartans to receive MW Women's Golf Player and Coach of the Year honors since San José State joined the conference for the 2013-14 school year.
Mountain West Honors
Sirene Blair, Sr., San Diego State
Georgia Lacey, Jr., San Diego State
My Leander, Sr., San José State
Alexandra Kaui, Sr., UNLV
Mackenzie Raim, Jr., UNLV
Katrina Prendergast, So., Colorado State
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir, Sr., Fresno State
Fernanda Escauriza, Fr., San Diego State
Abegail Arevalo, So., San José State
Elizabeth Prior, So., UNLV
Golfer of the Year: My Leander, Sr., San José State
Freshman of the Year: Fernanda Escauriza, San Diego State
Coach of the Year: John Dormann, San José State
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