First-year golfer Payton Sierra headlines a trio of Minnesota Morris women's golfers who earned Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) All-Conference selections Monday. Sierra was named UMAC Rookie of the Year and All-UMAC First Team honors while Meghan Foley and Kaya Quinn received Honorable Mention recognition.
Sierra proved immediately she was up to the task of competing at the collegiate level. She placed in the top 10 in five of the seven events she played in during the fall and that included two medalist honors in the MLC/UMM Dual and the Cougar Invitational. Her season-low round was 83, which she obtained at the MLC/UMM Dual. She led the Cougars with a 93.7 scoring average, which placed her eighth among all conference golfers. She placed 12th at the UMAC Championships after carding scores of 94, 98, and 98 (290).
Earning her first all-conference nod is Foley. The senior was the Cougars' top golfer at the UMAC Championships with a three-day total of 289 (101, 89, 99). She was second on the Cougars in scoring average with a 95.6, which put her 11th among all UMAC golfers. She posted a season-low score of 88 at the MLC/UMM Dual.
Quinn also had an impressive first collegiate campaign. Quinn was third on the squad with a 103.1 scoring average. She placed twice in the top 10 in six of the events she played in during the fall. Her season-low score of 97 gave her a seventh place position at the UNW Invite. She tied for 13th at the UMAC Championships with a three-day total of 301 (104, 98, 99).