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Shu-Yin Liu was named Co-Most Improved Golfer by the league's coaches.
Shu-Yin Liu was named Co-Most Improved Golfer by the league's coaches.
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May 2, 2013

IRVING, Texas - University of Tulsa women golfers Shu-Yin Liu, Kristina Merkle and Antonia Von Wnuck earned Conference USA all-league honors, it was announced today.

Liu earned second-team accolades and shared the award with SMU's Melanie White for C-USA's Most Improved Golfer, while Merkle and Von Wnuck were third-team selections.

Liu leads the Golden Hurricane women with a 74.8 stroke average in 29 rounds this year, while Merkle has a 75.1 average. Liu has placed among the top-15 in five tournaments and had her best finish of 10th place at the Conference USA Championship last week. Merkle captured medalist honors at the Notre Dame Clover Classic in March and has finished in the top-20 in five tournaments.

In her freshman season, Von Wnuck had a 75.2 stroke average and placed among the top-10 in three tournaments, including a season-best fifth-place performance at the Fresno State Lexus Classic.

Liu earned all-conference honors for the first time in her four-year career, while Merkle garnered all-league accolades for all four years. She earned first-team merits in her first three seasons.

Liu and Merkle, both seniors, will represent Tulsa at the NCAA East Regional in Auburn, Alabama, May 9-11.

2013 C-USA Women's Golf All-Conference Teams
First Team All-C-USA
Frida Gustafsson Spang, East Carolina
Felicia Espericueta, SMU
Jenny Haglund, SMU
Maribel Lopez Porras, Tulane
Emily Penttila, Tulane

Second Team All-C-USA Nico Engstroem Skaug, East Carolina Madison Opfer, Tulane Gemma Dryburgh, Tulane Shu-Yin Liu, Tulsa Monifa Sealy, UCF

Third Team All-C-USA Fanny Wolte, East Carolina Elizabeth Haycock, Old Dominion Kristina Merkle, Tulsa Antonia Von Wnuck, Tulsa Carolin Pinegger, UCF

Player of the Year: Frida Gustafsson Spang, East Carolina Freshman of the Year: Frida Gustafsson Spang, East Carolina Co-Most Improved Players of the Year: Melanie White, SMU/Shu-Yin Liu, Tulsa Coach of the Year: Andrew Pratt, Tulane