San Jose State senior women’s golfer Natasha Andrea Oon has been named to the Final ANNIKA Award Watch List presented by Stifel, honoring the top female U.S. collegiate golfer.
Oon is one of 10 women named to the watch list. The award is voted on by players, coaches and members of the college golf media.
Currently ranked fourth nationally by Golfstat, Oon has a 70.63 stroke average in 30 rounds played. She was the medalist at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional with a 6-uner 207 and at the Mountain West Championship with a 10-under 206. Oon, the MW Player of the Year, has finished in the top-10 in nine of the 10 tournaments played this season.
This is the second time Oon has been on an ANNIKA Award Watch List. She was named to the 2019 Fall ANNIKA Award Watch List for the 2019-20 season. Unfortunately, that season ended early due to COVID-19.
Final ANNIKA Award Watch List
Amari Avery, Southern California
Carolina Lopez-Chacarra, Wake Forest
Hannah Darling, South Carolina
Alexandra Forsterling, Arizona State
Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Polly Mack, Alabama
Natasha Andrea Oon, San Jose State
Emma Spitz, UCLA
Rose Zhang, Stanford
Voting for the award runs from May 16 to May 23rd, one hour after the completion of stroke play at the NCAA Championships. Current players, coaches, women’s Golf SIDs and select college golf media are eligible to vote. The winner will be announced on Golf Channel on May 24th and will receive an exemption into the 2024 Evian Championships.
About the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel
Created in 2014, the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel is annually given to the top female U.S. collegiate golfer; the winner voted on by players, coaches and members of the college golf media. Named for Annika Sorenstam, the award was created in partnership with the Haskins Foundation to acknowledge the top female golfer at the end of the season and to match the Haskins Award presented by Stifel, which acknowledges the top male Division I collegiate golfer.
Stifel, one of the nation’s leading wealth management and investment banking firms, serves as the presenting sponsor of both the ANNIKA and Haskins Awards, recognizing annually the most outstanding NCAA Division I female and male college golfers. Stifel also serves as a presenting sponsor for the NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships on GOLF Channel.