2017-18 Berry Athletics Top 10 Stories
Over the coming days, the Berry College Department of Athletics will revisit the 2017-18 season with a look at some of the top stories from the year. A new story will be revealed each day (Monday through Friday) from July 10-23.
Women's Golf Shines at NCAA Tournament
The Berry College women's golf team had a season of firsts in 2017-18. Led by Jorie Hodapp, Karley Hammond, Loren Kim, Rachel Belanger and Allison Smith, the Vikings claimed their first Southern Athletic Association (SAA) title in program history by a whopping 21 strokes at the Greystone Golf Club back in April. The win sealed Berry's first NCAA Tournament appearance for the women's team.
"The Berry women's golf team finished twenty-one strokes ahead of the next closest team to win the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Championship for the first time in program history on Sunday.
Berry's women shot a 943 (315, 313, 315) over the course of the three day tournament, held at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee. Jorie Hodapp led the charge, becoming the first individual women's champion in Berry program history after shooting 231 (77, 77, 77)."
-From the Archives | Berry Vikings Game Recap from Apr. 22, 2018
After the tournament, Jorie Hodapp earned SAA Player-of-the-Year honors while head coach Brian Farrer earned SAA Women's Golf Coach-of-the-Year. Hammond, Kim and Belanger also earned All-SAA first team honors. In addition, Farrer was named the WGCA Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year prior to the NCAA Tournament while Belanger was selected All-Region and Hodapp earned second-team All-America accolades.
The Vikings finished ninth at NCAA's after Hodapp rocketed 12 spots in the final round to finish tied at 7th individually.
- Women's Golf Claims First SAA Title in Program History
- Hodapp, Farrer Headline Women's Golf All-Conference Winners
- Berry Women's Golf Prepped for NCAA Championships
- Belanger, Farrer, Hodapp Earn WGCA Honors
- Women's Golf Earns Top 10 Finish at NCAA Championships