TOLEDO, OH - The University of Toledo women's golf program announced its annual awards for the 2011-12 season at a post-season reception on Sunday.
Senior Piyathida Chaiyapan earned Most Valuable Player honors after topping the Rockets with a 76.7 stroke average for the third-lowest UT season scoring average. A second-team all-conference honoree, Chaiyapan tied for first place at the Mid-American Conference championship before losing in a playoff.
Chaiyapan also received eight other awards, including the Rocket Award, Hardest Worker Award, Mental Attitude Award, Scoring Average Award, Sand Saves Percentage Award, Greens in Regulation Award, Up and Downs Percentage Award and Community Service Award. Other three-time award recipients were junior Allison Schultz (Rocket Strength, Putting Average, Community Service), sophomore Kate Hoops (Most Improved, Academic, Community Service) and freshman Stephanie St-Jean (Coachability, Fairways Hit Percentage, Community Service).
"Our banquet is always one of the best days of the year," Head Coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. "It's an emotional day where we celebrate our season and say our final goodbye to our seniors."
Below are the awards for the 2011-12 season:
Most Valuable Player Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Rocket Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Most Improved Award - Kate Hoops
Hardest Worker Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Mental Attitude Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Academic Award - Kate Hoops
Coachability Award - Stephanie St-Jean
Rocket Strength Award - Allison Schultz
Scoring Average Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Sand Saves Percentage Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Fairways Hit Percentage Award - Stephanie St-Jean
Greens in Regulation Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Up and Downs Percentage Award - Piyathida Chaiyapan
Putting Average Award - Allison Schultz
Community Service Award - Megan Carroll, Piyathida Chaiyapan, Jennifer Elsholz, Kate Hoops, Georgina Hunt, Becky Martin, Allison Schultz, Stephanie St-Jean, Lauren Stephens