April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University freshman women's golfer Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass. /The Taft School) was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year on Thursday.
Eleey helped lead the Hoyas to the most successful season in program history, with two team wins and four top-five finishes, capped by a second place showing at the BIG EAST Championship.
The Georgetown freshman was one of three honorees announced by the league as Butler senior Jenna Peters was named the BIG EAST Player of the Year and Seton Hall's Sara Doell was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year.
Eleey was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year after winning the BIG EAST Tournament Championship earlier this month, carding a 7-over par 223 to win the 54-hole event, held at the LPGA International Hills Course in Florida.
During the spring season, Eleey posted four top-five finishes, including her first career win, shooting a 14-over par 230 to help the Blue & Gray win the Hoya Invitational.
Overall during her first year of collegiate action, Eleey played 29 rounds in 11 tournaments and led the team with a 76.93 stroke average. She had six top-20 finishes, five in the top-10 and four in the top-five. Eleey also tied the school record for low round with a 69 at the Thunderbird Invitational in March.f
Eleey, who was named the team's most valuable player, was also selected to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team.
This is the second-straight year a Hoya has been named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year as current sophomore Jenny Xiao (Foshan, China/Foshan No. 2 Middle School) earned the award last year.