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Dixie State Women’s Golfer Katie Ford Qualifies for NCAA DII Super Regionals
By Steve Johnson, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations at Dixie State University
(ST. GEORGE, Utah – April 30, 2018) Dixie State junior Katie Ford has qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Super Region IV Championships, which will next Monday-through-Wednesday, May 5-9, at the Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, Colo.
Ford (St. George, Utah/Desert Hills HS/Utah Valley University) is the second Trailblazer in the program’s brief six-year history to qualify for the NCAA super regional. Former DSU standout Haley Dunn was the first player to advance to NCAA postseason play, doing so twice, with the first appearance coming in the program’s debut season in 2013, followed by a return trip in 2015.
Ford won two spring tournaments this season, including the Point Loma Reach 2018 Inv'l (+2 146; 2/5-6) and the Colorado State-Pueblo Pack Spring Inv'l (-2 142; 3/25-26). She also posted a runner-up finish at the Dixie State Fall Invitational (10/2-3) and recorded four top-10 showings. In all, Ford placed in the top-20 in six of nine events overall, including an 11th-place finish at the 2018 Pacific West Conference Championships (4/23-25).
A three-time PacWest Player of the Week honoree in 2017-18, Ford heads into next week’s NCAA super regional as the DSU single-season record holder for scoring average at 75.26, having recorded a team-high three rounds of par or better in 19 competitive rounds.
“I am really excited for Katie, she has put in a lot of work this season and it has paid off with this NCAA invitation,” DSU Head Coach Lindsey Stucki said. “Katie was our top player all season long and I look forward to see her compete against some of the best players at the Division II level.”
For more information about the Dixie State Women’s Golf program, visit www.dixiestateathletics.com.