KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 31, 2013) - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 NAIA Women's Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women's Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. Lubbock Christian University's Anna Schopp and Mariah Montoya each received First Team honors and were a pair of the overall 45 student-athletes honored.
Schopp, a Bremen, Germany native, closed out a tremendous four-year career for the Lady Chaparrals and completed her career as one of the premier golfers to ever come through the program. Schopp, who became the program's first two-time recipient last season, becomes the first three-time All-American in program history and the first two-time First Team recipient. The season, Schopp notched the second best scoring average in program history with a mark of 76.7 per round average, only behind her mark of 76.6 from last season. She matched last season's national scoring rating at eight. Schopp claimed two wins during the season, which was the single-season mark for a Lady Chaps member. She also tied the program's single-season mark for rounds of par-or-less with four. Seven of the top nine scoring rounds were completed by Schopp. In her LCU career, Schopp is LCU's career wins leader (four) and holds the best career scoring average at 78.4 per round. She is also the career leader in par-or-less rounds (eight) and the career leader in birdies (101).
Mariah Montoya claims her first All-America honor. She registered the third best single-season average scoring mark in program history with a score of 77.6 per round. The Lubbock, Texas native also notched the third best single-season national scoring rating of 16 and the third best single-season finishing percentage of 88.1%. She produced 34 birdies this season for the fifth best single-season mark. Montoya finished in third place at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship and received All-Tournament honors.
The honors for Schopp and Montoya give LCU five NAIA All-American honors in program history. Schopp holds three of those honors with a Honorable Mention in 2011 and a pair of First Team Accolades. Montoya, who was one of two sophomores honored by the NAIA this season, becomes the first member LCU program history to claim First Team accolades as a sophomore. The only other person to claim NAIA postseason accolades is Kelly Rainbolt, who was an Honorable Mention honoree in 2009.
This season marks the first time two Lady Chaps golf members have received All-America honors in the same season. The Lady Chaps completed the season fifth at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship with their second best finish in program history. LCU produced a program single-season record with a 314.35 scoring average, along with a team rating of six. They won a single-season program best four tournaments this season.