April 30, 2004
BERKELEY, Calif. - Senior Sarah Huarte was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003-04 California women golf team last night at the team's annual banquet at the Haas Pavilion Club Room.
Huarte earned the honor by leading the squad with a 74.7 stroke average through the Pac-10 Championships. Earlier this month, the Shingles Springs, Calif., product who is ranked 17th nationally became the first three-time first team All-Pac-10 selection in Cal women's golf history. She will represent the United States at the Curtis Cup June 12-13 in Merseyside, England.
Sophomore Sophia Sheridan was selected Cal's Most Improved Player. Sheridan sported a 76.2 stroke average as a freshman and has a 74.9 average this season. She received second team All-Pac-10 honors this season after garnering honorable mention recognition as a rookie. The Guadalajara, Mexico star is ranked No. 19 nationally heading into the NCAA West Regional and is the youngest golfer in Cal history to break into the Top 20.
Other awards given out went to:
Best short Game: Sarah Huarte (59.9, 10th nationally)
Founders Award: Anna Temple and Sophia Sheridan
(in honor of the original Cal steering committee, given to the team member(s) who show a commitment and enthusiasm to ensure the ongoing program standard)
Leta Nelson Award: Claire Dury
(given in memory of Leta Nelson, one of the original steering committee members, to the team member(s) who show the spirit of the university through academics and community involvement.)