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Originally published April 25, 2016 at 7:31 PM | Page modified April 25, 2016 at 7:47 PM

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Washington women golfers grab fourth seed for NCAA regional

The Huskies will play in the Baton Rouge (La.) Region May 4-7.


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The 13th-ranked Washington women’s golf team earned the No. 4 seed in the Baton Rouge (La.) Region May 4-7.

The Huskies, chosen from an at-large team, will be making their ninth straight appearance and 23rd overall.

In the Baton Rouge Region, No. 5 Duke earned the top seed followed by No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Arizona State, No. 13 UW, No. 23 Oregon, No. 22 South Carolina, No. 40 East Carolina, No. 29 North Carolina State and No. 32 Houston as the top nine seeds.

The Huskies will need to finish in the top six of the 18-team field to advance to the NCAA championships at the Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, beginning May 20.

Last season, Washington tied for fifth at the NCAA San Antonio Regional, earning its second straight NCAA finals appearance and its 12th in program history.

Seniors Charlotte Thomas and Ying Luo each have extensive NCAA tournament experience having advanced for two straight years along with Luo earning a spot as an individual as a sophomore.

Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan was selected to compete in the Bryan (Texas) Regional.

Notes

• Central Washington’s Kiana Wood was selected GNAC softball pitcher of the year and Mike Larabee was picked coach of the year.

Central’s Austin Wilkerson and Kailyn Campbell and Western’s Emily Benson were also first-team picks.

• The Western Washington women’s golf team was selected to participate in the NCAA Division II championships.

The Vikings, who placed 2nd at last week’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament, are seeded 8th in the West Region and compete May 2-4 at Brookside CC in Stockton, California.

Players of the week

• Seattle University baseball’s Nick Meservey has been named Western Athletic Conference pitcher of the week after the Redhawks went 3-2 with a win vs. Washington and a WAC series win vs. Utah Valley.

• UW freshman right-hander Taran Alvelo was named the Pac-12 softball pitcher of the week.

Kyra Brannan of Seattle Pacific, who went a personal-best 19 feet, 1½ inches in the long jump at Saturday’s Spike Arlt Invitational in Ellensburg, has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s field athlete of the week

From sports-information reports.



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