Stanford's Stackhouse honored as top U.S. amateur golfer


Mariah Stackhouse was named American's Amateur of the Year, as announced Monday by Global Golf Post.

The publication also included women's golfers Lauren Kim and Casey Danielson as honorable mention selections on its Global All-Amateur teams, recognizing on-course amateur excellence around the world.

All told, 211 men and women from around 23 different countries were recognized at the amateur, mid-amateur, and senior amateur levels.

"Mariah is a tremendous choice for this award" said Jim Nugent, founder and publisher of Global Golf Post. "She exemplifies all that is important in the global amateur game today, on and off the course."

Stackhouse was the first African-American ever named to the United States Curtis Cup team, and she led that squad to victory in June at St. Louis Country Club in Missouri. Ranked 46th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Stackhouse was a first team All-American selection for the 2013-14 college season.

Global Golf Post is the leading digital-only weekly golf news publication in the world.

Women's basketball

Stanford forward Kaylee Johnson was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for her performances in the Cardinal's recent games against New Mexico, North Carolina, Hawaii and Prairie View A&M, the conference announced Monday afternoon.

Johnson earned the honor on her birthday after she continued her torrid start on the boards, pulling down an average of 11.8 per game in Stanford's four contests last week. At New Mexico on Monday, Johnson registered the first double-double of her young career and the first for a Cardinal in 2014-15 with 10 points and 22 rebounds against the Lobos.

The 22 boards tie her for third in Stanford single-game history with Mikaela Ruef (at Washington, Feb. 9, 2014) and are a program record for a freshman in a single game. She also scored 7.5 per game and made 10 of her 14 shot attempts during the week (71.4 percent). Johnson is third in the nation among freshmen in rebounds per game (11.0).

Stanford went 3-1 in those four and will now have a two-week hiatus from game action to prepare for exams. The Cardinal's next outing is on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. when it hosts Santa Clara at Maples Pavilion in a game televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

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