April 23, 2014

Edberg, Alyn Abrea Earn Postseason Honors

IRVINE, Calif. - The Cal State Fullerton women's golf team was well represented as freshman Martina Edberg and junior Tisha Alyn Abrea were each named to the Big West All-Conference team, it was announced Wednesday.

Edberg was named Big West Women's Golf Freshman of the Year, the first Titan to earn the award in the team's history. The freshman became the first Titans golfer to win an individual title at a 54-hole event since the program was reinstated for the 2009-10 season. Edberg placed first at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invite in March, shooting three consecutive rounds of 71 to capture the title.

She then capped off the season by earning Cal State Fullerton's first Big West Conference Individual title, defeating Clariss Guce of Cal State Northridge in a one-hole playoff to win the championship. Guce was named the conference's overall golfer of the year on Wednesday.

Edberg was the first player in Titans history to shoot under par at the Big West Championships, finishing with a collective 2-under 217. She also led the Titans with a 74.81 scoring average this season and played in all nine tournaments the team participated in this year.

Along with being named the conference's freshman of the year, Edberg was also named First Team All-Big West, joining teammate Alyn Abrea who earned her third consecutive All-Big West selection. It was the first time the Titans had two golfers selected First Team All-Big West.

Alyn Abrea's first team selection was the first of her career as she was named to the second team as a freshman in 2011-12 and made honorable mention in 2012-13. The junior from Murrieta, Calif. was second on the squad with a 75.31 scoring average.

Alyn Abrea had four top-10 finishes this season, her best showing coming at the Rose City Collegiate in late September where she finished the rain-shortened tournament in a tie for third place, shooting a 2-over 146.