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Bowling Earns Women's Golf All-State Accolades

Bowling Earns Women's Golf All-State Accolades

ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon senior Olivia Bowling (Charlotte Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) was voted to the 2016 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Women's Golf All-State Second Team.

The team combines players from both the University and College divisions. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) grabbed four spots on the All-State Team. Christina Herbert of Bridgewater was selected First Team All-State. Joining Bowling on the second team were Marin Warring of Bridgewater and Liza Freed of Washington & Lee.

Bowling, a WGCA All-East Region honoree, became the first player to be a four-time All-ODAC First Team selection in the ODAC's four-year history of the conference sport. Bowling led the Yellow Jackets and was fifth in the ODAC with an average score of 79.1 in 18 rounds. Bowling earned medalist honors out of 44 individuals at the Max and Susan Stith Invitational with a total of 148 (75-73). She finished third at the NYU Invitational in the fall and at the Methodist Invitational in early April. Bowling finished seventh out of 23 individuals at the ODAC Championship in April. She lowered her score each round, shooting 81 in Round 3 after 87 in Round 1 and 85 in Round 2. Bowling was twice named ODAC Player of the Week this past year.

In her first two years at R-MC, Bowling was ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC Tournament Individual Champion. She was also ODAC Rookie of the Year as a freshman. During her four-year career, Bowling was ODAC Player of the Week seven times.

2016 VaSID All-State Women's Golf Team

VaSID Golfer of the Year – Alessandra Liu, William & Mary 

VaSID Coach of the Year – Kim Lewellen, Virginia 

VaSID Rookie of the Year – Anna Redding, Virginia 

First Team 

Lauren Coughlin, Sr., Virginia

Elizabeth Szokol, Sr., Virginia

Alessandra Liu, Sr., William & Mary

Christina Herbert, So., Bridgewater

Lauren Diaz-Yi, Jr., Virginia

Second Team

Maggie Simmermacher, So., Old Dominion

Anna Redding, Fr., Virginia

Olivia Bowling, Sr., Randolph-Macon

Marin Warring, Sr., Bridgewater

Liza Freed, So., Washington & Lee


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