The Arizona State women’s golf team topped Northwestern on Wednesday to earn its eighth Division I women’s golf team title, the most of any program in NCAA history and the 499th overall team title for the Pac-12.
The title is added to the best trophy case in all of women’s golf, as the team has been a part of three straight titles, five in six years and six within nine years (1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998) prior to its 2009 title and now its 2017 championship.
Head coach Missy Farr-Kaye, the 10th head coach in ASU history, was hired just two years ago and now has been a part of NCAA title teams in three fashions. She was an assistant coach for the 2009 team and was a member of the program under Hall of Fame head coach Linda Vollstedt when she helped Arizona State bring home its first of seven NCAA titles as a senior in 1990. She graduated from Arizona State in 1990 with a degree in Organizational Communications and is a 1985 graduate of Xavier High School in Phoenix.
The 2017 championship also marked the 12th time in NCAA history an individual medalist was part of the NCAA title team, as Monica Vaughn earned the invidual honor on Monday. Arizona State also did it in 1995 (Kristel Mourgue d’Algue at Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina) and in 1994 (Emilee Klein at Eugene Country Club in Oregon).