Statesmen Entering Nationals at #16

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Oskaloosa–Three consecutive tournament wins launched William Penn women’s golf team into a much loftier national position as the NAIA’s sixth and final top-25 poll was released Thursday.

WPU improved six slots from last month’s rating to #16 with 242 points. The Statesmen are the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s lone representatives. Morningside (#33) and Briar Cliff (#34) also represent the state of Iowa in the poll.

SCAD Savannah (Ga.) continues to be #1 with 498 points and all 18 first-place votes. The rest of the top five is also unchanged with Dalton State (Ga.), British Columbia, USC Beaufort, and William Woods (Mo.) rounding out the top five.

William Penn will face the nation’s best in two weeks as it competes in the NAIA National Championships at PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. from May 22-25.

NAIA Women’s Golf Final Rating — May 10, 2018
(Number in parentheses is first-place votes)

1. SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (16)
2. Dalton State (Ga.)
3. British Columbia
4. USC Beaufort (S.C.)
5. William Woods (Mo.)
6. Texas Wesleyan
7. Cumberlands (Ky.)
8. William Carey (Miss.)
9. Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
10. Oklahoma City
11. Northwestern Ohio
12. Keiser (Fla.)
13. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
14. Taylor (Ind.)
15. Faulkner (Ala.)
16. William Penn
17. Southeastern (Fla.)
18. Victoria (B.C.)
19. Cumberland (Tenn.)
20. SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
21. Milligan (Tenn.)
22. Loyola (La.)
23. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
24. Marian (Ind.)
25. Brenau (Ga.)

Others Receiving Votes: Tennessee Wesleyan 81; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 67; Bethel (Ind.) 53; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 41; Oregon Tech 25; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 21; Indiana Wesleyan 16; Morningside 9; Briar Cliff 3.

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