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Women’s golfer becomes first Rocket in school history to earn spot in NCAA Regional

University of Toledo senior Sathika Ruenreong was one of six individuals selected to participate in an NCAA regional hosted by the University of Alabama, the NCAA announced Monday evening.


The regional will feature 18 teams and six individuals and will take place Thursday through Saturday, May 5-7, at the Shoal Creek Course in Shoal Creek, Ala.

Ruenreong

Ruenreong

Ruenreong is the first Rocket to compete in an NCAA event in the program’s 21-year history.


A four-time first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection, Ruenreong will enter the regional after setting school records for stroke average in a season (73.5) and career (74.9), as well as most career individual titles (four).

She also helped the Rockets set a school record for most tournament victories (five) and finish second at the MAC Championships for the third time in the last four years.

Ruenreong finished third or better in six of 11 tournaments this season, including two first-, two second- and two third-place showings.

The top six teams and top three individuals not on an advancing team will move on to the NCAA Championships, which will be held at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., Friday through Wednesday, May 20-25.