NINETY SIX. S.C. — Campbell won the Big South womens golf championship in record fashion Tuesday, setting a 54-hole conference tournament record (278-289-297-864) to win the title by 30 strokes over runner-up Coastal Carolina.
Freshman Louise Latorre (68-73-72-213) won her first collegiate tournament to claim individual honors and break the Big South individual 54-hole score by one stroke. She birdied the final two holes and was the lone golfer to shoot par Tuesday.
Teammate Tahnia Ravnjak (72-69-79-214) birdied the 17th hole and made par on 18 to secure second place after being tied entering the final round.
Two-time Big South player of the year Kaylin Yost finished third at one-under-par 215 (69-73-73) and joined Latorre and Ravnjak on the All-Championship team.
Junior Lisbeth Brooks tied for seventh place (69-74-83-226) to earn her sixth top-10 finish of the year. Freshman Nadine White produced her best finish a tie for 13th (74-78-79-231) in just her fourth collegiate outing.
Coastal Carolina (297-297-300-894) was runner-up, but never drew close after trailing the Camels by 19 following the opening round. Frida Castillo of Coastal finished fourth at 3-over (73-71-75.
The Camels advance to the NCAA regional round, May 8-10 at Tallahassee, Fla., Stillwater, Okla. or Ce Elum, Wash. The NCAA Championship is May 20-23 at Tulsa, Okla.
Coach John Crooks became the first Big South coach to win four conference womens golf titles, breaking a tie with Coastal Carolinas Katie Quinney, Winthrops Eddie Weldon and Charleston Southerns Howard Vroon.
It was Crooks 75th career coaching victory, second among active Division I coaches behind Dukes Dan Brooks. Crooks also has 45 mens wins during his career.
Swimming and Diving
Duke: Sophomore Jaimee Gundry won the womens platform diving competition this week at the South Africa national diving championships in Durban.
N.C. State: Strength coach Craig Sowers received the N.C. State Award for Excellence as part of the Chancellors Unit.
Shaw: Charles Silva was named the CIAA Player of the Year for the second straight season. Silva and all five of his teammates were named to the the All-CIAA Team.
Campbell: Senior Fernando Guillen was named to the Big South all-conference team.
Shaw: Claudia Silva, Jessica Medina and Gislaine Farias were named to the All-CIAA Team.
Track and Field
N.C. State: Senior Andrew Colley was recognized as the ACC Performer of the Week for the second time this season after running the nations second-best time in the 1,500 meters (3 minutes, 41.61 seconds) while also becoming the schools all-time leader in the mile (3:59.34).
St: Augustines: The Falcons were ranked No. 1 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II poll for the third consecutive week, ahead of second-place Adams State and third-place Texas A&M-Kingsville. In the womens rankings, the Falcons are seventh. Grand Valley State is first.