The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has announced that Annie Mascot of Washington University in St. Louis has been named the 2019-20 Division III PING WGCA Player of the Year. For further information regarding these awards including selection criteria, please visit www.wgcagolf.com.
Annie Mascot acceptance video: https://vimeo.com/412101106
Recognized annually as the top honor in women's collegiate golf, the PING WGCA Player of the Year Award is awarded to the best player in Division I, II III and NAIA women's golf. The award was first given in 1987 and the names of recipients reads as a who's who of the best of the ladies’ game. The recipient is selected by a prestigious collection of women’s collegiate golf coaches who follow criteria that has been established to identify the finest player for the past year. These criteria include:
- Head to head competition
- Comparison with common opponents
- Scoring average
- Place finishes in regular season events and tournament wins
- Strength of schedule
Mascot, a native of Agoura Hills, Calif., led the nation with a scoring average of 72.55. She finished in the top-three in all six tournaments she competed in, including three wins, and recorded rounds in the 70s or lower in all 11 rounds. As the 2019-20 Division III WGCA Freshman of the Year, she becomes the first freshman to sweep both major awards since 2012.