Na Becomes Four-Time All-American
May 29, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - Grace Na became just the second player in Pepperdine women's golf history to become a four-time All-American, as the Women's Golf Coaches Association today named her to its first team for the second consecutive year.
In 2013-14, Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS) broke her own school single-season record with a 71.73 scoring average. She won two events as a senior, the Golfweek Conference Challenge and the Anuenue Spring Break Classic. Na is ranked eighth nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin and ninth by Golfstat.
This is the 25th time since 2000 that a Wave has earned All-American status. A Pepperdine golfer has garnered either WGCA or Golfweek All-American honors in each of the last 15 years.
The first four-time All-American in Pepperdine history was Lindsay Wright, between 2000-03. Na is also the second Wave to become a two-time All-American first teamer. Katherine Hull accomplished that in 2002 and 2003.
Looking ahead, the previous three Pepperdine All-American first teamers -- Hull, Wright and Tamie Durdin -- all have found success in the pros. Na will hope to join them in due time.
"I am very proud of Grace for completing four outstanding years," Pepperdine Coach Laurie Gibbs said. "She has worked very hard and will be a successful LPGA Tour player."
Na earned All-American first team honors from both the WGCA and Golfweek in 2013. She claimed honorable mention honors from both organizations in 2012, and was also honorable mention by Golfweek in 2011.
She also holds the school record for career scoring average (72.88) and Na finished second in career victories (six), second in below-par rounds (37), third in top 20 finishes (30) and fourth in top 10 results (21).
Na was chosen as the West Coast Conference's Player of the Year all four seasons, and she was an eight-time WCC Player of the month. She helped the Waves to four WCC championships in her four years (the 2014 title was the 13th consecutive for the program).
WGCA All-American first team: Laetitia Beck (Duke), Celine Boutier (Duke), Doris Chen (USC), Tonje Daffinrud (Denver), Noemi Jimenez (Arizona State), Kyung Kim (USC), Lauren Kim (Stanford), Alison Lee (UCLA), Gaby Lopez (Arkansas), Ally McDonald (Mississippi State), Stephanie Meadow (Alabama), Grace Na (Pepperdine), Mariah Stackhouse (Stanford).