Women’s Golf | May 26, 2023
Sophomore Amari Avery and freshman Catherine Park, who helped lead USC to a Pac-12 title and within a win of a national championship, were selected to the WGCA All-American Honorable Mention team, it was announced Friday (May 26).
It is the second All-American honor for Avery, who was a first team selection as a 2022 freshman.
The honor comes two days after the duo were part of a Trojan run at the NCAA Championships in which they defeated No. 4 South Carolina and No. 1 Stanford en route to the national title match, ultimately falling to Wake Forest.
Avery and Park’s honors give USC 38 individual All-Americans totaling 76 All-American honors.
For the second straight season Avery led USC in stroke average (71.76) and rounds in the 60s (11) while also leading the Trojans in rounds of par or better (19) and rounds under par (16).
Park tied for second individually at the NCAA Championships at 9-under 279 (71-64-71-73), tied for USC’s third-lowest 72-hole total ever at NCAAs. Finishing one shot back of first, it was USC’s best finish since Doris Chen won the NCAA title in 2014.
“We are so thrilled that Amari and Catherine, both members of our 2022 recruiting class, are able to carry on the deep tradition of All-Americans in our program,” USC fifth-year head coach Justin Silverstein said.
“Amari’s season was filled with huge rounds in big moments and that has always been one of her best qualities. She now has two All-American plaques in two years and that puts her on pace to be one of the all-time Trojan greats.
“Catherine’s late season push to be an All-American was one of the best ones we have seen in program history. Her play from Silverado forward was at a First Team All-American level and it propelled her onto the elite stage in college golf. This honor is much deserved and we’re excited to see how good Catherine can get while at USC.”
Avery’s stroke average is eighth best on USC’s all-time season chart (she also holds the sixth spot) while her 11 rounds in the 60s tied the USC season record. Avery now has 21 career rounds in the 60s, one off of the school record.
Her win at the Windy City Collegiate in the fall gave her four victories for her career, tied for fifth on USC’s career chart.
Avery competed at the 2023 Chevron Championship without a practice round (a day after helping USC…
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