Ninth-Ranked DePauw Wins NCAC Title; All Five Tigers Earn All-Conference

Ninth-Ranked DePauw Wins NCAC Title; All Five Tigers Earn All-Conference

Mansfield, Ohio - Led by all-conference performances from all five players including four on the first team, DePauw shot a 974 and won the North Coast Athletic Conference championship by eight strokes over Wittenberg.

The ninth-ranked Tigers shot a final round 331 to expand a two-stroke lead entering today's play. The championship was DePauw's fourth in seven seasons of NCAC competition.

Larisa Luloff paced DePauw with a 232 to finish second, eight strokes behind Wittenberg's Jane Hopkinson-Wood. Luloff's 77 today was the top round of the day.

Joining Luloff on the first team were Anna Foley who finished fourth with a 246 including today's 84 as well as Cristal Chan and Rachele Miller who each finished in a tie for fifth at 248. Chan, the NCAC Newcomer of the Year, shot an 84 today, while Miller finished with a round of 86.

Danielle Smith rounded out the lineup with a 10th-place finish at 260 including today's 88.

Head coach Vince Lazar was named the NCAC's Women's Coach of the Year.

With the title, DePauw earned the conference's automatic qualification into the NCAA Division III Championships at Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, May 8-11.