State of the Cyclones: First NCAA tournament run for women’s golf


The 2013-14 Iowa State women’s golf team had a fairly successful run.  Let’s take a quick look back and see how they fared in our second installment of the summer series, “State of the Cyclones”.

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They finished 23rd at the 24-team NCAA tournament to end the year. That seems unexciting to end the year in nearly last place, but that would be a simple way of looking at the season. Their appearance marked their first ever showing at the contest and they lowered their scores in each of the four rounds.

Outside of the NCAA tournament, the women had several successful finishes over the course of the spring.  They finished third of 16 teams at the Dick McGuire/Branch Law Firm Invite and second of 19 at the  UCF Challenge.  Hopefully some of these results mean good things going forward for the team in coming years.  

As far as individual performances are concerned, senior-to-be Chonlada Chayanun shot 282, which tied her for 7th individually. That means that she was automatically named an honorable mention All-American, the first ISU women to receive the honor since the team joined the NCAA organization.

Sasikarn On-iam made first-team All-Big 12 and is the first Cyclone to make first team twice.  Katie Gustafson and Prima Thammaraks were first-team Academic All-Big 12 selections as well.  Those three were seniors, but there are several freshman and and a sophomore who hope to improve through the experience gained this past season.

Hope you enjoyed this brief overview of the women’s golf team.  Keep checking back over the next weeks as we get closer to the fall for more on each Cyclone team.

Photo H/T: Iowa State University (via Iowa Public Radio)