LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Gannon’s Sarah White, a Mercyhurst Prep graduate, repeated as the PSAC Women’s Golf Athlete of the Year, one of four District 10 alums to earn PSAC all-conference honors.
In addition, Mercyhurst’s Ryan Ferry (Meadville) and California’s Rachel Wilson (Warren) were first-team selections, and Mercyhurst’s Kymberley Henry (Villa Maria) got a second-team not
White, a sophomore from Erie, Pa., was selected the PSAC Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year last season, just the third women’s golfer to win both honors. She now becomes the first to repeat as the Athlete of the Year since 2017-18 and 2018-19 and the fourth women’s golfer overall to repeat. It is the third time Gannon has won the PSAC Athlete of the Year, with Diana Munoz recognized in 2016-17.
She averaged 79.2 over 25 rounds, finishing in the top ten in seven tournaments. That included a first-place showing in the PSAC Championships. She rallied from five strokes down in sixth place at the start of the third round to fire a 77 and win by a stroke with a 54-hole total of 238. White fired a season-best 73 in the Evann Parker Memorial. She was named the PSAC Athlete of the Week once. A year ago she averaged 80.2 on the season.
Ferry finished his sophomore year with a team-low 74.4 scoring average in garnering first-team honors. The lefty won his first-year collegiate tournament back on March 22nd when he put together rounds of 74 and a 2 under 70 on the final day to claim the Crofton Invitational. His year was also highlighted with a T-2 finish at the Guy and Jeanne Kuhn Memorial Tournament hosted by Allegheny College.
Wilson, a senior, tied for second overall on the individual leader board with a 23-over 239 (78-78-83) at the PSAC Championships on her way to first-team honors. She shot an 11-over 83 in the final round with birdies on the par-four fourth and the par-third 15th. Over the three rounds, Wilson tied for the lead in the field with six birdies and paced the team with 23 pars.
This is the second consecutive first-team honor for Wilson, who was also a second-team selection as a sophomore while earning PSAC Freshman of the Year in her rookie campaign.
Henry finished the year with a pair of third-place finishes at the Home Invitational and the Evan Parker Memorial Tournament in garnering a second-team selection. She also had a 6th place finish at the Tiffin Invitational. Her best round of the season came at the Charleston Invitational when she shot an opening-round 71.