April 29, 2003
PULLMAN, WA - For the third consecutive year, the Washington State women's golf team has been selected to compete in the NCAA West Regional May 8-10 hosted by Arizona State at the par 72, 6,256 yard Karsten Golf Course at Tempe, Ariz.
"I felt like with the way we came out and finished higher than we ever have at the Pac-10 Championships, that we would have a legitimate shot to be selected," said Head Coach Walt Williams. "We played really well all spring, and I expect us to play competitively against the other twenty teams."
WSU will join Pepperdine, USC, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Ohio State, Arizona State, Stanford, New Mexico State, Washington, UNLV, San Francisco, San Jose State, Oregon State, Denver, Nevada, Illinois, Oral Roberts, Cal State Northridge, Portland State, and Bradley in the postseason tournament. The top eight teams and two individuals will qualify for the NCAA Championships May 20-23 hosted by Purdue University.
WSU played stellar all season, winning three consecutive tournaments to begin the spring, followed by two more Top 10 finishes. At the Pac-10 Championships, the Cougars came out firing and finished in seventh place for the highest posting ever by a women's squad in the program's history, and defeated perennial national power and cross-state rival Washington in the process.
The Cougars will depart for Tempe, Ariz., May 6 in preparation for the 2003 NCAA West Regional.