ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore Olivia Bowling (Charlotte Hall, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken) has been named ODAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and head coach Leighann Albaugh has been selected ODAC Coach of the Year for the second straight time.
Bowling won the individual title at the ODAC Championship for the second consecutive year. She was the only player to shoot under 80 in each of the three rounds of the championship. Bowling posted a three-day total of 227 (77-73-77) and won by nine shots over second-place Elizabeth Cheng of Hollins.
Bowling was also named First Team All-ODAC. She was second in the conference with a scoring average of 78.6, 0.1 behind Cheng. Bowling played in eight events and had three wins as well as five Top 5 finishes. Along with her win at the ODAC Championship, Bowling also won the Preview at the Barn in September and the Bridgewater Invitational in October. She is currently ranked No. 26 in NCAA Division III by Golfstat.com.
In two seasons of competition, Albaugh has led Randolph-Macon to a pair of ODAC titles. She guided the Yellow Jackets to first-place finished at the Preview at the Barn and the Bridgewater Invitational. R-MC leads the conference with a team average of 345.5. The Yellow Jackets are ranked No. 51 by Golfstat.com for NCAA Division III.
ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S GOLF AWARDS
ODAC Player of the Year: Olivia Bowling, So., Randolph-Macon
ODAC Coach of the Year: Leighann Albaugh, Randolph-Macon
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Shannon Ciccarello, Fr., Hollins
ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Elizabeth Cheng, Sr., Hollins
All-ODAC First Team
Olivia Bowling, So., Randolph-Macon
Elizabeth Cheng, Sr., Hollins
Marin Warring, So., Bridgewater
All-ODAC Second Team
Shannon Ciccarello, Fr., Hollins
Andrea Walker, So., Bridgewater
All-ODAC Third Team
Brittany McDonaldson, So., Eastern Mennonite
Rachael Wright, So., Washington and Lee