Melichova Headlines Three on VaSID All-State Team
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion women's golfer Jana Melichova has been named Rookie of the Year in the Virginia All-State University Division Women's Golf Awards, as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Melichova and Charlotte De Corte earned first-team All-State honors, while Sana Tufail was named to the second team all-state.
Melichova, also named Conference USA Freshman of the Year closed out the year with a 72.9 stroke average. Marked her best career finish in her first-ever collegiate tournament with a 2nd place finish, which included a 66 in the second round. Her 66 in the Golfweek Program Challenge was a school record for lowest 18-hole score. The Czech Republic native broke 70 five times and posted 12 rounds of par or better. She also finished the season ranked 205th according to Golfstat.
Also earning a spot on the All-State First Team, De Corte matched Melichova's stroke average in her final campaign. She picked up two top-5 finishes and five top-10 finishes. After her senior season, she ranked 167th in the country according to Golfstat and 125th in the Golfstat Cup Rankings. The Belgium native finished in 3rd at the 2019 C-USA Championship in April. De Corte was also a member of the C-USA First Team All-Conference.
Rounding out the Monarchs all-state honors, Sana Tufail was placed on the second team. Her 73.7 stroke average was tied for second-best on the team. Tufail was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team and the C-USA Third Team All-Conference this season. Her best finish was at the Golfweek Program Challenge with a 5th place finish. Tufail posted four top-20 finishes and recorded 10 rounds of par or better.
ODU and UVA both placed three on the All-State squads.
2019 VaSID All-State University Division Women’s Golf Team
Charlotte De Corte, Sr., ODU
Anna Redding, Sr., Virginia
Beth Lillie, So., Virginia
Amanda Hollandsworth, Sr., Virginia Tech
Jana Melichova, Fr., ODU
Beatriz Mosquera Quintas, Fr., Radford
Sana Tufail, Sr., ODU
Katharine Patrick, Sr., Virginia
Emily Mahar, So., Virginia Tech
Annie Collom, Sr., Richmond
VaSID Golfer of the Year – Anna Redding, Sr., Virginia
VaSID Coach of the Year – Ria Scott, Virginia
VaSID Rookie of the Year – Jana Melichova, Fr., ODU