May 29,2014(ISN) – VANCOUVER – Four UBC Thunderbirds, including two rookies, were named National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Golf All-Americans today.



First-year golfer Winnie Hyun was
the lone T-Bird on the First All-America Team, which is a collection of the best
players in the NAIA this season. Hyun, an Arts student, recorded an average score of
79 over 19 rounds this year, which included her appearance at the NAIA Women’s Golf
National Championship (May 20-23) in Lincoln, Neb., where the Langley, B.C. native
tied for 13th. Her best results this season were a pair of fourth-place finishes, at
the Saint Martin’s Invitational (Oct. 4-5) and the Association of Independent
Institutions Conference Championship (April 27-28).

Third-year Arts student Stephanie
Wong of Richmond, B.C. and rookie
Kat Kennedy of Okotoks, Alta. both
earned Second Team All-American status.

Wong’s scoring average was 79.3 after 19 rounds of play. She won the Western
Washington University Viking Invitational in the fall (Oct. 7-8) and was tied for
28th at the national championships.

With an average of 78.5 strokes per round, Kennedy led UBC in that category during
the 2013-14 season. The first-year Science student was second to Wong at the WWU
Viking Invitational and finished in a group of golfers in 34th place at the NAIA’s.

Team captain Casara Hong of Calgary
finished off her NAIA career with a place on the Third All-America Team. Her stroke
average was 80.7 this season, which was highlighted by her performance at the A.I.I.
conference championship in Bremerton, Wash., where she tied for second. Hong, a
Science student in her last year of university competition, was 80th at the NAIA

A total of 45 student-athletes were honoured, with 15 individuals being named to
each of the three 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, which were selected by
the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee.

UBC will finish off the 2013-14 season June 3-6 in Winnipeg, the host city of the
Golf Canada University/College Championship.