Arizona State’s Noemi Jimenez has been named a 2013 second-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
A native of Malaga, Spain, Jimenez finished her season leading the women’s golf team to a fifth place team finish and a tie for 10th place individually at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Athens, GA. She completed the tournament with a four-round total of 2-over 290 (73-68-72-77).
“I think I [played] a very good [NCAA] tournament,” said Jimenez. “It’s the biggest tournament you can play in America, so it’s away from home and it’s another continent. It’s a huge tournament not only for me but also for my team. We made it here, and to play our best here…we did really good.”
Jimenez, a sophomore business major, had an exceptional year for ASU. She won back-to-back tournaments at both the Cal Classic and the Darius Rucker Invitational for the first time since WGCA Player of Year Louise Stahle did so in 2005.
Jimenez was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and finished the season with the 14th-lowest scoring average in the nation at 72.48—good for sixth best in the conference. She is head coach Melissa Luellen’s 12th athlete to earn All-American honors for a total of 19 All-American honors during Luellen’s coaching stint in Tempe, which began in 2003.