Cheng and Hooton earned first team honors for the second time (Gregory Carroccio).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Anne Cheng, Courtney Hooton and Brenna Nelsen have earned All-Ivy League honors, marking the fourth straight year that at least three members of the Harvard women's golf team have received all-conference accolades.
Cheng and Hooton were both tabbed to the first team after tying for fourth place. Cheng, who was last year's Ivy League Individual Champion and the conference's rookie of the year, improved steadily over the course of the tournament, cutting six strokes off her score on day two before cutting an additional stroke on Sunday to conclude with a two-over par 74. A native of Torrance, California, Cheng has led Harvard with a scoring average of 74.39 this season and has been the Crimson's top finisher in five events.
Hooton sandwiched a pair of 79's around an even-par round of 72 on Saturday, representing the second-lowest score at the tournament. For the season she has scored an average of 76.20 per round, completing four sub-par rounds. A junior from Del Mar, California, Hooton was also an All-Ivy first team performer as a freshman after placing fourth at that year's championship tournament as well.
Nelsen, a senior, finished tied for eighth place to earn All-Ivy League second team honors for the first time in her career. She concluded her final Ivy Championship event with a pair of 75's on Saturday and Sunday, and ranks second on the team with a scoring average of 75.61. Nelsen has carded four sub-par rounds this season, including the team's lowest score of the year at the Silverado Showdown where she closed the competition with a 69.
The Ivy League champion Harvard women's golf team will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships May 7-9 at Warren Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana. Golf Channel will feature scores, highlights and interviews from the regional championships, airing within Golf Central and Morning Drive.