KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Oklahoma Christian's Anna Arrese Cortadellas, Oklahoma City's Jessica Schiele and Lubbock Christian's Anna Schopp captured first-team honors on the NAIA all-America women's golf teams.
The Sooner Athletic Conference had five all-Americans as Oklahoma Christian's Sarah Harper and Oklahoma City's Taylor Howard were honorable-mention choices.
Arrese Cortadellas, a freshman from Barcelona, Spain, was named to the 15-player first-team list. She finished as the runner-up in the NAIA Championships last week at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn. Arrese Cortadellas had the lowest stroke average (74.15 in 13 rounds) of any NAIA women's golfer and received the NAIA golfer of the week award twice this spring, the only player to accomplish that feat. She was one of two freshmen on the first-team list.
Schiele, a junior from Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England, finished fourth in the NAIA Championships a week ago and shot a round-two 68 to match the lowest round ever recorded at the tournament. She was an all-league performer and won individual titles in the Lady Chap Fall Invitational, Oral Roberts shootout and Oklahoma City Stars Fall Classic this season. Schiele shot an average of 74.50 this season and posted a score of 72-72-144 to finish runner-up in the SAC Championships.
Schopp, a junior from Bremen, Germany, becomes Lubbock Christian's first ever two-time NAIA women's golf all-American recipient and initial first-team all-American in program history. She finished 16th at the NAIA Championships and led LCU to a seventh-place finish. She claimed honorable-mention honors last season.
Harper, a junior from Duncan, was one of 15 players on the honorable mention list. She had a 77.86 stroke average in 21 rounds this season.
Howard, a junior from Ada, Okla., shot 78-75-81-75-309 and finished tied for 22nd in the NAIA Championships. The junior fired 76-74-150 to finish tied for sixth in the SAC Championships. Howard was also named to the all-SAC team and turned in three top-10 finishes on the season with an 80.15 stroke average.
The Lady Eagles, in the program's first season, finished sixth at the NAIA Championships for the best showing of any SAC team in the event.