CONWAY, S.C. -- Sophomore Aruka Felgueroso (Madrid, Spain/Blume) was one of nine individual players from a non-competing team selected to play in the 2008 NCAA Women's Golf Regionals and will head to Austin, Texas for the Central Regional, May 8-10. There were 63 teams selected for the three regional locations, along with the nine top remaining individuals from around the country. This is Felgeuroso's second straight appearance in the NCAA Regionals, as she tied for 13th at the NCAA East Regional a year ago with a 2-under 214, earning All-Region honors.
The top-ranked golfer in the league by at least 50 points each according to Golfweek and Golfstat, Felgueroso picked up her second straight All-Big South honor after being named the Women’s Golf Player and Freshman of the Year and the league's Female Athlete of the Year last season. She leads the Lady Chants and ranks second in the Big South Conference with a 76.17 scoring average despite playing the entire season with a wrist injury. She has led Coastal in scoring six of the eight tournaments she has played in, finished in the top 10 in five of them and earned Big South Women’s Golfer of the Week honors three times this season. Most recently, she battled to tie for fourth at the 2008 Big South Conference Championships, leading the Lady Chanticleers to a runner-up finish.
NCAA Central Regional - Austin, Texas
The NCAA Central Regional will be played May 8-10 at the University of Texas Golf Course, Austin, Texas, hosted by the University of Texas. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.
2. Purdue (Big Ten Conference)
4. Denver (Sun Belt Conference)
5. Kent State (Mid-American Conference)
8. Texas A&M
9. Notre Dame (Big East Conference)
12. Florida State
13. North Carolina State
14. East Tennessee State (Atlantic Sun Conference)
15. Texas Tech
18. Harvard (Ivy Group)
19. Texas State (Southland Conference)
20. Illinois State (Missouri Valley Conference)
21. Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast Conference)
1. Steffi Kirchmayr, College of Charleston
2. Sara Wikstrom, Arkansas-Little Rock
3. Aruka Felgueroso, Coastal Carolina