HOUSTON – University of Saskatoon sophomore Karen Fredgaard named American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Zoe Slaughter named the league’s Freshman of the Year on Tuesday. Fredgaard and Slaughter were supported in the All-American Athletic Conference Team by the newcomers Anne Normann and Delaney Martin.
This was the third year in a row that the Cougars had four student-athletes on the All-Conference team.
Fredgaard became the second Cougar to receive the program’s third conference player of the year. Leonie Harm was honored in succession in 2018 and 2019. Slaughter received the conference’s first Freshman of the Year award in program history.
Tulsa’s Annie Young was named the league’s coach of the year.
The Cougars were part of the All-Conference Team by Ana Laura Collado (UCF), Tunrada Piddon (UCF), Dorthea Forbrigd (East Carolina), Julie Boysen Hillestad (East Carolina), Melanie Green (USF), Kennedy Pedigo (SMU), Lilly Thomas (Tulsa) and Lorena Tseng (Tulsa).
ABOUT KAREN FREDGAARD
Fredgaard is in 7th place in the current Golfstat individual ranking and has established himself as one of the leading amateur student athletes in the country. The native of Asserbo, Denmark, leads the Cougars with an average of 70.27 and 12 rounds par or better.
Fredgaard has reached three top five finishes and won the first individual title of her college career in the UCF Challenge from January 31 to February. 2. After this achievement, she was honored as Golfweek National Player of the Week and The American Player of the Week (the first of two weekly awards in 2020-21).
Most recently, she fired a final round at 67 to advance to third place at the American Athletic Conference Championships with 218.
Earlier this month, Fredgaard finished third in the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur as just the second Cougar to compete in this elite event.
BATTLE ABOUT ZOE
A true freshman from Saskatoon Memorial Senior High, Slaughter ranks second on the team with an average of 73.33 and nine round par or better.
Slaughter has enjoyed two top 10 singles, including the best runner-up of the season at the MountainView Collegiate March 19-21. For this she was named American Player of the Week.
She followed with a ninth place finish at The Bruzzy March 28-29, and finished seventh at the American Championships with a score of 221 in her most recent action.
ABOUT ANNE NORMANN
As an award-winning international player, Normann has participated in six tournaments this season and achieved an average of 73.67 with three top 20 appearances.
She reached the first top 10 finish of her college career with a seventh place finish in the Clover Cup, after finishing that tournament with a 69 in the finals. The native Danish from Rungsted enjoyed her best result as a Cougar with a fourth place at the MountainView Collegiate, thanks to 68 in the first and last round.
ABOUT DELANEY MARTIN
Martin is the third freshman in the Cougars’ All-Conference group and has averaged 73.50 with two top 10 finishes in her first season of college.
She opened her career with a seventh place at the Texas State Invitational from February 8th to 9th and finished fifth at The Bruzzy on March 28th to 29th, thanks to a career-best 67 in the final round.
The Cougars will find out their postseason target during the NCAA Selection Show, which kicks off Wednesday, April 28 at 1pm on the GOLF Channel.
Selection coverage will be the start of GOLF Channel’s coverage of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships. The network will feature highlights from regional games leading up to coverage of the NCAA championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
GOLF Channel has been providing live coverage of the NCAA championships since 2015.
The 2021 NCAA Regionals will be held at one of four locations across the country: University Club (Baton Rouge, La., LSU) Scarlet Course – OSU Golf Club (Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State); University of Louisville Golf Club (Louisville, Kentucky, Louisville) and Stanford Golf Course (Stanford, California, Stanford).
The bottom six teams and the bottom three individuals who are not on those teams from any NCAA regional will compete in the NCAA championships, held May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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