Despite having the season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March days after winning their first tournament in nine years, the UNT women’s golf team got some consolation to a promising season cut short on Wednesday with the release of the All-Conference USA team.
UNT landed three players on the team, voted upon by the league’s coaches, led by senior Lauren Cox.
Cox, who will return this coming year thanks to the NCAA’s waiver after the pandemic cancellation, became the first UNT player to earn first-team C-USA honors after the 2019-20 season and repeated the feat this season by rewriting her own records in what was supposed to be her final season in Denton. She was a second-team honoree as a sophomore.
Cox broke her own scoring average record, which she set last year by breaking a 16-year-old mark, by averaging a 73.30 in her eight tournaments – her last coming at the BYU Entrada Classic, where she became the first UNT player to win a tournament since 2012-13 while also leading her team to a championship. In her eight starts, she had six top-20 finishes and three top-10s.
All-Conference USA First Team
Ashley Fowler, Charlotte
Siarra Stout, Charlotte
Lauren Cox, North Texas
Jana Melichova, Old Dominion
Valeria Mendizabal, UTEP