May 5, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University freshman women's golfer Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's) was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year on Thursday.
The Hoyas finished the 2015-16 season with a runner-up finish at the BIG EAST Championships last week, the third-straight year GU has finished in second place.
Popowitz was the highest freshman finisher at the BIG EAST Championship, taking seventh place with an 18-over par 234. This is the second-straight year a Georgetown player was selected as the league's freshman of the year.
Georgetown had three players recognized on all-league teams. Sophomore Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School) and freshman Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place) were selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team, while Popowitz earned second team honors.
Eleey, who was the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year in 2015 and won the league's individual championship last year, led the Hoyas with a 76.27 stroke average this year. She posted five top-20 finishes this year, including three in the top-10.
Parsells had a 77.26 stroke average for the year and two top-10 finishes. She tied for ninth at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational and tied for 10th at the Yale Intercollegiate.
Head Coach Katie Brophy, along with assistant coach John Cregan, shared Coaching Staff of the Year honors.