Women's Golf Breaks into Top-25 National Ranking

March 26, 2009

Women???s Golf Breaks into Top-25 National Ranking For the first time, the Saint Leo women’s golf team has cracked the ranks of the nation’s top 25 in its peer group. The Lions are ranked 24 in the most recent polls published by both Golf World Magazine and the Web site Golfstat.com.

The Lions bested other teams in the NCAA Division II at the very start of the spring season with consecutive wins at the Ann Rhoads Southern Shootout in Birmingham, Ala., and at the Saint Andrews Spring Invitational in Vass, N.C.  Also early in the season, the team claimed its first Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week honor when freshman Goeun Lee was selected.

Meanwhile, player Anna Riss, a junior, shown here, is ranked 34 nationally. The women’s golf program is just eight years old.

The Top-25 category that Saint Leo has joined is packed with the names of other Sunshine State Conference schools, such as Nova Southeastern University, Florida Southern College and Rollins College.

Erika Danford is the coach of the Lions women’s golf team.