DENVER – (Apr. 18) Seattle University women's golf has been selected second in a vote of the league's head coaches prior to the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Championship, which will be contested this week. Coaches could not vote for their own team.

The Redhawks earned 30 points in the poll, just six behind three-time defending champion New Mexico State, which was selected as the favorite.

The Aggies, who won last year’s title by 16 strokes and the 2015 title by 34 strokes, received all six possible first-place votes for 36 points. UMKC picked up the remaining first-place vote to take third with 26 points. Utah Valley was selected fourth with 19 points to edge out UTRGV, who is fifth, by one point. CSU Bakersfield was selected sixth, followed by Chicago State in seventh.

Seattle U has finished second in the team standings for the past two seasons. Dorsey Addicks tied for second in the 2016 individual standings and Ellen Brantberg tied for seventh. Both players earned First Team All-WAC honors for their accomplishments.

The 2017 WAC Women’s Golf Championship tees off April 19 at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan.

2017 WAC Women’s Golf Coaches Poll
Rank, Team (1st Place Votes), Points
1. NM State (6), 36
2. Seattle U, 30
3. UMKC (1), 26
4. Utah Valley, 19
5. UT Rio Grande Valley, 18
6. CSU Bakersfield, 11
7. Chicago State, 7

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