WOMEN'S GOLF ALL-DECADE TEAM ANNOUNCED
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Throughout the summer, the Sacramento State athletics department will take a look back and honor the student-athletes who have made the biggest impact on their sport over the last 10 years.
To be eligible for the all-decade team, a student-athlete must have played at least one year in their sport between the 2000-01 and 2009-10 academic years, and must have completed their eligibility as a Hornet, or be an active member of the team.
Justine Chen (2009-pres.)
Following two seasons with the team, Chen ranks second in school history with a career scoring average of 77.86. In 2008-09, she was named first team all-Big Sky Conference and was the Big Sky Freshman of the Year. That season, she averaged 77.50 which ranks as the third lowest mark in program history. As a sophomore, Chen averaged 78.30 and had three top 20 finishes to raise her career total to nine.
Brooke Green (2008-10)
Green was a fixture in the Hornet lineup during her career, never missing a round in her three years. Her 75 career rounds rank third in school history, as does her average of 78.33. During her career, she never finished outside the top 10 at the Big Sky Championships, including a tie for third at the 2010 event. That year, her total of 222 moved her into a tie for the fourth best 54-hole score in the Hornet record book. As a junior, Green earned first team all-Big Sky honors after averaging a then-school record 77.43.
Samantha Saffold (2008-pres.)
With a career average of 78.65, Saffold ranks fourth in school history. In three seasons, she has already competed in 74 rounds and will likely finish her career at Sacramento State with the most rounds played in school history. As a freshman, she finished fourth at the Big Sky Championships, marking the first of her three top-10 showings at the tournament. In 2008-09, she was a second team all-Big Sky selection after averaging 78.46 with three top-10 finishes. This past year, Saffold set the school 36-hole record (along with Julie Shutler) at the Cal Poly Invitational after shooting 71-76-147.
Margaux Sheehan (2004-07)
Sheehan led Sacramento State to the 2007 Big Sky Championship and the program's first NCAA regional appearance. After becoming the first player in school history to earn first team all-conference honors, Sheehan went on to become the medalist at the Big Sky Championships after shooting 71-69-76-216. Her 54-hole total set the school record at the time while her second round 69 was also the best mark in program history at the time. Sheehan's success was not limited to her senior year, as a junior she won the Lady Aztec Fall Classic for one of her five top-20 finishes. Her averages of 77.68 in 2006 and 77.96 in 2007 rank fourth and fifth at Sacramento State. Overall, her career average of 79.10 is the fifth best in program history.
Julie Shutler (2009-pres.)
In two seasons, Shutler has already laid claim to the lowest career scoring average (77.72) by a Hornet. This past season, she was named to the Big Sky first team after setting the school record with an average of 76.31 in 26 rounds. In nine tournaments, Shutler finished among the top eight four times and had five top-20 placings. She tied the school 54-hole record at the Cal Poly Invitational (78-69-147) and set the 54-hole mark at the Chip-N Invitational (70-72-72-214).
Wednesday, June 30 - Baseball
Friday, July 2 - Men's Basketball
Monday, July 5 - Women’s Basketball
Wednesday, July 7 - Football
Friday, July 9 - Men’s Golf
Monday, July 12 - Women’s Golf
Wednesday, July 14 - Gymnastics
Friday, July 16 - Rowing
Monday, July 19 - Men’s Soccer
Wednesday, July 21 - Women’s Soccer
Friday, July 23 - Softball
Monday, July 26 - Men’s Tennis
Wednesday, July 28 - Women’s Tennis
Friday, July 30 - Men’s Track and Field/Cross County
Monday, Aug. 2 - Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - Volleyball