April 26, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. - The third time is a charm for the Cougars as the women's golf team has been selected to compete in the NCAA West Regional May 6-8 hosted by Stanford University at the par 72, 6,168 yard Stanford Golf Course at Stanford, Calif., for the third consecutive year.
"To make it to the NCAA West Regionals for the third consecutive year is amazing," Assistant Coach Heather Holte said. "We are all really happy and excited, not to mention proud. We worked hard all winter and spring and it's great to see that we're getting rewarded for our efforts."
WSU will join UCLA, Ohio State, California, Georgia, Texas, Washington, Stanford, Pepperdine, Arizona State, Oregon, San Francisco, New Mexico State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Brigham Young, Texas Tech, Denver, Portland State, Cal State Northridge, and Oral Roberts. The top eight teams and two individuals will advance to compete at the NCAA Championship May 18-21 hosted by Auburn University.
The Cougars had an amazing season, finishing in the top ten in all seven tournaments played during the spring, including five being in the top five, with two tournament wins. The Cougs, who finished 25 shots ahead of Oregon State at the Pacific-10 Conference Championship, finished the tournament in ninth place and were led by the top 15 finishes by Kim Welch and Anastasia Kostina.
The Cougars will head down to Stanford, Calif., May 5 to prepare for the competition that awaits them at the 2004 NCAA West Regional.