STARKVILLE – Julia Lopez Ramirez was named one of three finalists for the 2023 ANNIKA Award on Tuesday by the Haskins Foundation, which administers the accolade presented annually to the top women’s golfer competing in Division 1.
The ANNIKA Award, named after legendary golf champion Annika Sörenstam, is widely recognized as one of the highest honors in collegiate women’s golf. Each year, it showcases the remarkable talent and dedication displayed by student-athletes across the country. The announcement of the three finalists for the ANNIKA Award is a significant milestone in the collegiate golfing calendar. It marks the culmination of a rigorous evaluation process, where players are assessed based on their performance, scoring average, and their strength of schedule.
Lopez Ramirez has left an indelible mark throughout the season with her stellar play. Her ability to navigate the course with precision, coupled with her unwavering determination, earned her a well-deserved spot among the top contenders for the ANNIKA Award. During her time at Mississippi State, Lopez Ramirez has consistently showcased her exceptional talent, emerging as a driving force for her team. Her dedication to her craft has not only elevated her individual game but has also propelled the Bulldogs to new heights.
Lopez Ramirez, who became the first Bulldog golfer to be named the SEC Player of the Year, finished the regular season with a scoring average of 70.31, the lowest in Mississippi State history and the second lowest in all of collegiate golf this season. After being named the SEC Freshman of the Year last season, Lopez Ramirez has excelled in her sophomore campaign. During the 2022-23 season, Lopez Ramirez has won three individual titles, while placing inside the top five in nine tournaments all while being named the SEC Golfer of the Week three times. Her three individual titles came at the Blessings Collegiate Invite, SEC Championship and most recently, the NCAA Westfield Regional.
Lopez Ramirez capped her season at the NCAA Championships and captured the second-best finish in program history individually at the NCAAs, finishing 13th with a 4-under par four-round performance for the event.
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