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Yongyuan Named Freshman of the Year And First Team All-Conference; Prasurtwong Named To Third Team
BOULDER CITY, Nev. — The Big Sky Conference announced their 2018-19 Women’s Golf All-Conference Teams on Thursday ahead of the 2019 Big Sky Conference Championships. Thunderbird freshman Chanikan (Pluem) Yongyuan was named Freshman of the Year by the conference office, as well as First Team All-Conference, while Kamonwan (Poy) Prasurtwong was named to the All-Conference Third Team.
Yongyuan is the second Thunderbird to earn the honor since the T-Birds joined the Big Sky Conference, as Prasurtwong took home the title in 2017.
The freshman Thunderbird has been nothing short of spectacular for SUU, never finishing lower than 17th in the field at an event this season.
With two individual victories this season, Yongyuan tied the Big Sky record for number of Player of the Week honors awarded to a single player in a season with five. She also earned eight top-10 finishes through the course of the season.
For Prasurtwong, this is the third season in a row she has received an honor from the conference office.
She earned First Team All-Big Sky honors as a freshman, and Second Team honors as a sophomore.
Thursday’s practice round leads into the 2019 Big Sky Championships, which will run Friday to Sunday at Boulder Creek Golf Club.
Stats for the event will be available on www.golfstat.com.
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2019 Big Sky All-Conference Team
Player of the Year: Sophie Hausmann, Idaho
Freshman of the Year: Chanikan (Pluem) Yongyuan, Southern Utah
#Denotes Four-Time First Team Honoree
^Denotes Second-Time First Team Honoree
Sophie Hausmann, Idaho#
Chanikan (Pluem) Yongyuan, Southern Utah
Julia Becker, Sacramento State^
Corinne Viden, Sacramento State
Valeria Patino, Idaho
Sofie Babic, Sacramento State
Jasmine Cabajar, Portland State
Nishtha Madan, Sacramento State
Alexa Clark, Eastern Washington
Michelle Kim, Idaho
Beah Cruz, Northern Colorado
Aleksandra Chekalina, Northern Arizona
Valerie Hernandez, Portland State
Kamonwan (Poy) Prasurtwong, Southern Utah
Ashley Croft, Northern Arizona
Sydney Smith, Sacramento State
Eliska Kocourkova, Northern Arizona
Madalyn Ardueser, Eastern Washington
Vicky Tsai, Idaho
Lexi Keene, Northern Arizona