W&L's Foultz Named ODAC Women's Golf Rookie of the Year

W&L's Foultz Named ODAC Women's Golf Rookie of the Year

NELLYSFORD, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2017 All-Conference Women's Golf team at the championship awards banquet on Monday evening at the Wintergreen Resort.

First-year Griffin Foultz (San Antonio, Texas / St. Mary's Hall) was selected as the ODAC Rookie of the Year and was placed on the first team, along with juniors Liza Freed (Alexandria, Va. / St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) and Mary-Frances Hall (State Road, N.C. / Elkin).  Junior Dana Droz (Lancaster, Pa. / Veritas Academy) was selected to the second team, while first-year Caroline Buckley (Duxbury, Mass. / Notre Dame Academy) was a third team honoree.

Foultz currently has an 83.94 stroke average across 17 rounds after finishing in a tie for 12th-place at the ODAC Championship with a score of 90-95-85—270 (+54).  She posted a low round of 78 and registered three Top 25 tournament finishes during her initial campaign.  She is W&L's second Rookie of the Year in three years.

Freed garnered first team laurels for the second year in a row.  A two-time Honorable Mention All-American, Freed missed out on the 2017 ODAC Championship with an injury.  She claims a team-best 75.43 stroke average across 14 rounds and has five Top 5 finishes on the season.  She is currently ranked seventh in the GolfStat Division III rankings. 

Hall also received first team honors for the second time in her career after being named to the first team as a rookie in 2015.  She has played in 17 rounds this year and claims a 78.17 scoring average, to go along with a pair of Top 5 tournament finishes.  The 2016 ODAC Individual Champion, she finished second at this year's conference championship with a +19 score of 79-78-78—235.  She is currently ranked 35th in the GolfStat Division III rankings and was a Second Team All-American in 2015.

Droz earned her first career all-conference citation after being named an All-American Scholar by the WGCA last year.  She played 17 rounds during the 2016-17 campaign and has recorded an 85.05 scoring average.  She has three Top 25 tournament finishes, including an eighth-place finish at the ODAC Championship with an 88-87-86—261 (+45).

Buckley also played 17 rounds for the year and compiled an 86.82 scoring average.  She carded a low round of 79 and produced a tie for 12th at the ODAC Championship with a 90-90-90—270 (+54).

Bridgewater junior Christina Herbert was named the ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Eagles' Head Coach John Rogers was selected as the Coach of the Year.

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