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Meet the 10 players on the final watch list

Emma Bunch

The postseason is underway in women’s college golf, and after NCAA Regionals concluded Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship field is set for May 17-22 at Omni La Costa’s North Course in Carlsbad, California.

With the championship field set, the race for the Annika Award is starting to heat up. A handful of players have made their case throughout the season as front-runners for the Annika Award presented by Stifel, which honors the player of the year in women’s college golf, as selected by college golfers, coaches and members of the college golf media. And now, the final watch list is here.

If you fit one of the listed criteria above, here’s a link to cast your vote:

The players are listed alphabetically. Players on the Annika Award Watch List were selected by a panel of college golf media, including those from Golfweek.

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Here are the 10 players on the final watch list for the 2024 Annika Award:

New Mexico State’s Emma Bunch won the Conference USA title. (Photo: Conference USA)

Class: Sophomore
Wins: 5 (GCU Invitational, UNF Collegiate, PING/ASU Invitational, Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, Conference USA Championship)
Top-10 finishes: 9
Top-25 finishes: 11
Events: 11
NCAA ranking: 56

UCLA’s Zoe Campos won the 2024 Pac-12 Preview. (Photo: UCLA Golf)

Class: Junior
Wins: 4 (Pac-12 Preview, The Show, Ping/ASU Invitational, NCAA Las Vegas Regional)
Top-10 finishes: 8
Top-25 finishes: 9
Events: 10
NCAA ranking: 11

Wake Forest’s Rachel Kuehn. (Photo: Wake Forest Athletics)

Class: Fifth year
Wins: 2 (ACC Championship, NCAA Bermuda Run Regional)
Top-10 finishes: 6
Top-25 finishes: 7
Events: 10
NCAA ranking: 15

LSU’s Ingrid Lindblad. (Photo: LSU Athletics)

Class: Fifth year
Wins: 4 (Cougar Classic, Illini Women’s Invitational, Clemson Invitational, NCAA Bryan Regional)
Top-10 finishes: 9
Top-25 finishes: 9
Events: 9
NCAA ranking: 1

Mississippi State’s Julia Lopez Ramirez. (Photo: Mississippi State Athletics)

Class: Junior
Wins: 2 (Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, SEC Championship)
Top-10 finishes: 5
Top-25 finishes: 7
Events: 7
NCAA ranking: 2

USC’s Catherine Park. (Photo: USC Athletics)

Class: Sophomore
Wins: 3 (Stanford Intercollegiate, Silverado…


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