March 29, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Four DePauw golfers have earned spots on the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 15th Anniversary Women's Golf Team.
Junior Sarah Gates (pictured), the only active golfer on the all-anniversary team, won SCAC individual medalist honors as both a freshman (2004) and a sophomore (2005). Her winning scores of 157 (2004) and 160 (2005) are two of the top six scores posted in the history of the conference tournament.
A two-time All-America selection, Gates has led DePauw to SCAC titles both of her seasons as well as back-to-back third place finishes at the NCAA Championships. She shot a 319 and finished fourth at the 2004 NCAA Women's tournament.
Joining Gates on the squad are former Tigers Lindsay Amore, Deb Garriott and Jessica Schneider. Among the four, they have 13 NCAA Division III Women's tournament appearances.
Amore, a four-time All-SCAC honoree, finished tied for the SCAC title in 2003 at Hulman Links Golf Club in Terre Haute, Ind., but lost medalist honors on the second playoff hole to Garriott.
As a senior, she placed second at last year's championships at Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville, Ark. Amore is the only member of the all-anniversary team to play for four conference champions and is also the team's only three-time All-America choice (2003-2005). She finished tied for eighth among all individuals at the 2003 NCAA Tournament.
Garriott, a two-time All-America selection, won 2003 SCAC Golfer-of-the-Year honors when she defeated Amore on the second playoff hole. The only four-time First Team All-SCAC performer on the all anniversary team, Garriott played on three conference championship teams. Her best finish at the NCAA Tournament was a tie for 14th her senior season in 2004.
Schneider earned All-Amierca honors in both 2003 and 2004 and was a four-time All-SCAC honoree. She placed third as a junior at the 2003 SCAC Championships and played for three conference championship teams. Schneider tied for 15th at the 2003 NCAA Tournament - her best career finish in three national championship appearances.
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