Three Frogs Receive All-Conference Accolades
April 23, 2012
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- TCU's Brooke Beeler, April McCoy and Mountain West individual champion Sanna Nuutinen have received All-MW honors, while Angie Ravaioli-Larkin was tabbed the league's Women's Golf Coach of the Year for the third straight season.
It's the fourth consecutive year TCU has led the league with the most All-MW selections. For the fifth time in the last six years and sixth time in eight campaigns, TCU has had three all-conference picks in the same season.
Ravaioli-Larkin has now produced 33 all-conference selections in her 18-year tenure as head coach. She received her fifth conference coach of the year honor. The accolades have come from three different leagues. In addition to the last three seasons in the MW, she was previously the 1996 Southwest Conference Coach of the Year and the 1998 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
The Horned Frogs won the MW Championship the last two seasons and have totaled five conference titles under Ravaioli-Larkin.
In addition to the MW Championship, the Horned Frogs also won the Central District Invitational in February. TCU has eight top-10 finishes, including five top-five results, in its 10 tournaments this year. The Horned Frogs will be making their 17th-consecutive postseason appearance when NCAA Regional play begins May 10.
Beeler and Nuutinen rank third and fourth in the MW with stroke averages of 74.9 and 75.0, respectively. Both have a team-best five top-20 finishes this season. Nuutinen has three top-five results, while Beeler has two.
Nuutinen has been TCU's top finisher in five of 10 tournaments.
McCoy is the second straight TCU freshman, joining Nuutinen from last year, to receive All-MW accolades. The Carrollton, Texas, native is 10th in the MW with a 76.0 stroke average. She tied for sixth, a season-best finish, at the MW Championship.