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Golf - Tue, May 3, 2016 - posted by Seth Preuss
Clarence DeVera & Allison Weiderman represent HIU on the first-ever All-GSAC team
Clarence DeVera & Allison Weiderman represent HIU on the first-ever All-GSAC team

On the evening of Monday, May 2 the Golden State Athletic Conference office released the All-GSAC Golf Teams as well as the GSAC Golf Scholar-Athletes for the 2015-16 season.

The Men's Golfer of the Year is Joseph Downey, a junior from The Master's College. The Women's Golfer of the Year is Jordyn Deardorff, a freshman from Arizona Christian University. The Golfer of the Year awards are voted on by the coaches in the conference. The Men's Coach of the Year was awarded to Jason Semelsberger from The Master's College. The Women's Coach of the Year was Bryan Altena from Arizona Christian University.

There were just under ten GSAC scholar-athletes honored in the sport of golf. The GSAC had seven men and two women achieve All-GSAC scholar athlete honors. This is the first year the GSAC has sponsored golf.

The Men's All-Conference team was led by GSAC Golfer of the Year, Joseph Downey. Downey shot a 226 in the GSAC Championship which was second best on his team. The junior was ranked 20th in the nation on golfstat.com with a scoring average of 72.96. The other six members of the Men's All-Conference team are, Nick Norton (ACU), Domenick Postorino (ACU), Austin Bishop (Biola), Clarence DeVera (HIU), Blake McPherson (TMC), and Johnnie Greco (WJU).

The Women's All-Conference team was lead by GSAC Golfer of the Year, Jordyn Deardorff. Deardorff shot a 236 in the GSAC Championship which was six strokes better then second place. The freshman recorded one birdie and 35 pars over the three rounds. Her 35 pars were 12 more then the next competitor. The other four members of the Women's All-Conference team are, Sarah Kaye (ACU), Hannah Price (ACU), Jasmine Rodriguez (Biola), and Allison Weiderman (HIU).

DeVera played in the number one position for HIU in every tournament this season and led the Royals throughout the year with a standout sophomore season. DeVera finished his 2015-16 season with 11 rounds at or below par, including a pair of season-best single rounds of 69 strokes. DeVera finished in the Top 10 on four different occasions and placed in the Top 5 on three different occasions.

For her part, Weiderman also led HIU as the number one women's golfer and placed in the Top 10 on five different occasions, including four Top 5 finishes and one individual medalist finish after winning the Smith Motors Invitational. Weiderman shot a career-low round of 74 on two different occasions in her freshman campaign.

To see a complete list of the awards please visit the pages below:

Men's Awards

Women's Awards