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Two Patriot Ladies named NAIA All-Americans

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Golf Team recently ended the 2013-14 season posting possibly their most successful season in program history, winning their 3rd straight Mid-South Conference (MSC) title. While as a team the Patriots excelled, individually the squad was also recognized for their hard work throughout the year.

Senior Liz Stephens (Tockington, Bristol UK) and junior Bri-ann Tokariwski (Winnipeg, Canada) were both named NAIA 2nd Team All-Americans. Selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee, a total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to each of the three teams.

Stephens, who was named Player of the Year in the MSC in 2013, was also recognized as a 1st team MSC selection. During the 2013-14 season, Stephens earned two medalist finishes, one in each semester. She won the Chick-Fil-A Classic in October while winning the TaylorMade Adidas Intercollegiate in March. She also had four more Top 5 finishes and two Top 10 finishes as well. Stephens finished 39th at the NAIA National Championships in Nebraska with a total score of 316 (+28).

Tokariwski was also named a 1st Team MSC selection this year after having one of the most consistent seasons in recent history. She earned one medalist finish this season as she won the MSC Spring Invite in April. She also had seven Top 5 finishes this year to go with 1 other Top 10 finish. She tied for 34th place at the NAIA National Championships in May with an overall score of 314 (+26). Off the golf course, Tokariwski also excelled as she was named an Academic All-Conference selection for her efforts in the classroom.

Coach Chris Kraftick commented, “Liz and Bri had great years and it’s exciting to see them named All-Americans. They were leaders both on and off the course and really set the bar for how our players prepare and compete.”

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