Maria Kjelldorff, Taylor Allison honored by coaches' association
Notes: Transferred to Western Carolina from Texas-El Paso during the summer of 2005 ... Debuted on Western's all-time scoring charts in first place after averaging 76.08 during her first season ... Enters 2007-08 season atop the WCU career scoring chart at 75.69 (4087 strokes, 54 rounds) ... Is one of five WCU women's golfers all-time to earn multiple selections to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars list, doing so in 2005-06 and again in 2006-07.
2006-07: Played in all 12 events during the season, leading the team with a 75.32 stroke average (2109 strokes, 28 rounds) which ranked second overall in the Southern Conference and was the second-best scoring average in school history ... Was the team's low scorer three times during the year and posted five, top 10 finishes ... Named to the All-Southern Conference team by the league's head coaches ... Earned SoCon All-tournament honors by finishing third ... Defended her individual medalist honors at the season-opening Draper Valley Intercollegiate after carding a three-round total of 217 (71, 72, 74) ... Placed third at the rain-shortened Cincinnati Fall Classic ... Named Southern Conference Women's Golfer of the Month in September, 2006 ... Named to the 2007 Spring TIAA-CREF Academic All-Southern Conference Team ... Was named Scholar All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) ... Named to the WCU Dean's List in both the fall and spring semesters.
2005-06: Competed in all 11 events and won individual medalist honors in her first event at Western - the Appalachian State/Draper Valley Invitational - with a score of 144 in two rounds (72, 72) ...In the fall she competed in all six events and scored a career low of 71 at the Wachovia-Great Smokies Intercollegiate tying for 18th ... In the spring she competed in all five events placing in the top 10 in four of them ... She was named to SoCon All-tournament team and named first team All-Southern Conference ... Was named Scholar All-American by the NGCA ... Named to the WCU Dean's List in both the fall and spring semesters.
Prior to Western:At UTEP: Made her collegiate debut for UTEP at the "Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate," hosted by New Mexico State ... Shot a low round of 74 en route to a 17th place finish ... Averaged 81.8 during her first year. Club: During the summer of '05, shot an average of 76.09, recording her best finish of 34th at the Gullbergs Ladies Open, which was a part of the Swedish Ladies Tour. High School: Qualified for the Junior Championship for girls born in 1985 in both 1996, '98, and '99, finishing 12th, 7th, and 3rd, respectively ... In 2004, shot a then-career low of one-under in the final round to place 10th at the Swedbank Open international tournament ... Also in '04, helped lead the Onsjo Golf Club women's team to the Team National Championships.