DENTON, Texas - For the first time in school history the North Texas women's golf team will play in the postseason, and it begins Thursday, May 5 at the NCAA Central Regional in South Bend, Indiana. The Mean Green enters the regional as the No. 17 seed in the Central Region. The field consists of 24 teams that will compete for 54 holes and the top eight teams will advance to the NCAA Championship.
"Playing in our first NCAA Championship as a team, we have much to be excited about, much to learn, much to experience, and much to enjoy," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "The field of 24 teams is rich in history and in top-ranked schools. As I see it, this makes it even more enjoyable. In my opinion, we have everything to gain and nothing to lose. For the entire season, this team has risen to the occasion. Our overall scoring average is ranked 20th. Our final round scoring average is 6th in the nation. This has given us a lot of confidence in what we do. I look for this tournament to be, obviously, our biggest challenge while offering the biggest reward."
The Mean Green will take the lineup of Chandra Alexander, Chaslyn Chrismer, Jacey Chun, Kelsey Kipp, and Addison Long. Alexander, Chun, Kipp, and Long were all named to the all-conference team this year as North Texas captured a school record four tournament titles this season and never finished below fifth place in all 10 tournaments they competed in.
The four players are the most in school history to ever be named all-conference and Mitchell was named the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year.
The teams will compete at The Warren Golf Course. Live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.