Women's College Golf Champs: List of Individual Winners

Stacy Lewis is on the list of winners of the NCAA womens golf championship

Today, the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship receives plenty of attention from fans and media alike. It is even broadcast on television. That's a change from earlier years, even though the list of winners below is full of big names, including future LPGA Hall of Fame members.

The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship takes place annually in May, following a series of regional tournaments that narrow the field. The golfers play 72 holes of stroke play to crown the individual winners (top teams then advance into a match-play bracket to crown a team champion).

NCAA Women's Golf Individual Champions

Here is the list of annual winners:

2019 — Maria Fassi, Arkansas
2018 — Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest
2017 — Monica Vaughn, Arizona State
2016 — Virginia Elena Carta, Duke
2015 — Emma Talley, Alabama
2014 — Doris Chen, Southern Cal
2013 — Annie Park, Southern Cal
2012 — Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma
2011 — Austin Ernst, LSU
2010 — Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State
2009 — Maria Hernandez, Purdue
2008 — Azahara Munoz, Arizona State
2007 — Stacy Lewis, Arkansas
2006 — Dewi Schreefel, Southern Cal
2005 — Anna Grzebian, Duke
2004 — Sarah Huarte, California
2003 — Mikaela Parmlid, Southern Cal
2002 — Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke
2001 — Candy Hannemann, Duke
2000 — Jenna Daniels, Arizona
1999 — Grace Park, Arizona State
1998 — Jennifer Rosales, Southern Cal
1997 — Heather Bowie, Texas
1996 — Marisa Baena, Arizona
1995 — Kristel Mourgue d'Algue, Arizona State
1994 — Emilee Klein, Arizona State
1993 — Charlotta Sorenstam, Texas
1992 — Vicki Goetze, Georgia
1991 — Annika Sorenstam, Arizona
1990 — Susan Slaughter, Arizona
1989 — Pat Hurst, San Jose State
1988 — None*
1987 — Caroline Keggi, New Mexico
1986 — Page Dunlap, Florida
1985 — Danielle Ammaccapane, Arizona State
1984 — Cindy Schreyer, Georgia
1983 — Penny Hammel, Miami (Fla.)
1982 — Kathy Baker, Tulsa

(*Missy McNamara of Tulsa won the tournament in 1988. However, her title was later vacated due to NCAA rules violations committed by the university.)

Women's College Golf Champions Before the NCAA

Before the NCAA began running the national women's college golf championship in 1982 (when golf and 11 other women's sports were added to the NCAA's championships), there were two previous organizations for women's college golf. These are the winners in those governing bodies that existed prior to the NCAA taking over the tournament.

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW)
1981 — Terri Moody, Georgia
1980 — Patty Sheehan, San Jose State
1979 — Kyle O'Brien, Southern Methodist
1978 — Debbie Petrizzi, Texas
1977 — Cathy Morse, Miami (Fla.)
1976 — Nancy Lopez, Tulsa
1975 — Barbara Barrow, San Diego State/Deborah Simourian, Wheaton College (tie)
1974 — Mary Budke, Oregon State
1973 — Bonnie Lauer, Michigan State

Division for Girls' and Women's Sports (DGWS)
1972 — Ann Laughlin, Miami (Fla.)
1971 — Shelly Hamlin, Stanford
1970 — Cathy Vaughan, Arizona State
1969 — Jane Bastanchury, Arizona State
1968 — Gail Sykes, Odessa College
1967 — Martha Wilkinson, Cal State-Fullerton
1966 — Joyce Kazmierski, Michigan State

Photo credit: "Stacy Lewis"by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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