Walker named Pac-12 Women's Golf Coach of the Year


Stanford women's golf coach Anne Walker added more hardware to her championship season by being named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year.

Walker led Stanford to its first national championship in program history, and the Pac-12's fifth NCAA women's title in the last seven years.

She also was named WGCA National Coach of the Year following Stanford's historic NCAA title run. Walker guided the Cardinal to eight top-five finishes this season while mentoring WGCA All-Americans Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse.

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Stanford coach Yasmin Farooq announced the 2015 signing class with a total of 14 individuals set to join the program.

"The Class of 2019 is the deepest and most diverse class we've ever had," said Farooq. "Assistant Coach Nate Rooks did an outstanding job of identifying scholar-athletes who will support and strengthen our current team and genuinely fit in with the Stanford culture of academic and athletic excellence."

The Cardinal, coming off a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships last weekend, lost six seniors and will look to reload its roster with individuals from seven states and two countries.

The class features four from California, three from Washington and one each from Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Canada and Ireland.

"Each and every one of these young women has distinguished herself in both areas and as a genuine teammate who is willing to learn and grow for the betterment of the squad," said Farooq. "Our success is directly linked to how much each person improves from the beginning of each year to the end, and how much they are willing to help and push each other along the way. I'm really looking forward to what the Class of 2019 is going to bring to the Women of Stanford."

Seven members of the recruiting class signed letters of intent in the fall: Erin Barry, Anika Christofferson, East Bay resident Lindy Clute, Stephanie Grauer, Margaret Seaton, Elizabeth Sharis and Chase Shepley.

Seven individuals joined this spring: San Rafael resident Rachel Ahn, Emma Hanley, Lulu Hedstrom, Mariko Kelly, Vaiva Snapkauskaite, Jade Thornton and Marisa Willson.

— Stanford Athletics

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