The top 8: Vu, Fassi, Lee, Stephenson, Brooks, Mehaffey, Gillman, Tavatanakit
COLUMBUS, GA (March 22, 2018) - Lilia Vu
tops the ANNIKA Award Watch list, released today, March 22. The ANNIKA Award is given each year to the nation's best female college golfer, and is voted on by players, coaches, golf-specific sports information directors and media.
of Duke, currently #1 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's World Ranking
, was last year's ANNIKA Award winner and also win the award in 2015.
Vu, a junior from UCLA, has won four tournaments this season, including all three she has played in the spring, and has risen to #2 in the GW/AGC World Ranking, behind only Maguire.
, a junior at Arkansas, has risen to #2 on the ANNIKA Watch List, on the strength of five wins this season, including all three of her spring starts.
, a sophomore at Stanford, sits at #3 on the Watch List. Lee won three times in the fall for the Cardinal
ANNIKA Award Watch List, March 22
1. Lilia Vu, UCLA
2. Maria Fassi, Arkansas
3. Andrea Lee, Stanford
4. Lauren Stephenson, Alabama
5. Sierra Brooks, Florida
6. Olivia Mehaffey, Arizona State
7. Kristen Gillman, Alabama
8. Patty Tavatanakit, UCLA
9. Sophia Schubert, Texas
10. Leona Maguire, Duke
11. Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest
12. Ainhoa Olarra, South Carolina
13. Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest
14. Jillian Hollis, Georgia
15. Alana Uriell, Arkansas
Voting for the ANNIKA Award will open at the conclusion of the NCAA Regionals and will end at the conclusion of the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, OK.