Three Spartans Receive All-America Honors

SAN JOSE, Calif.—With the final awards handed out for the 2022-23 season, the San José State women's golf team earned four All-America honors for the year, led by Kajsa Arwefjäll who was named a WGCA second team All-America selection and a Golfweek third team All-America honoree. Antonia Malate and Lucia Lopez Ortega received WGCA honorable mention All-America honors.
Arwefjäll is currently playing at The Women's Amateur Championship at Prince's in England. She finished the first day of stroke play on Tuesday tied for 45th at 3-over 75. The field will play another round of stroke play on Wednesday before the field of 64 (plus ties) will advance to match play starting on Thursday and continuing to Sunday's championship match.
This year also marks the first time since the 1995-96 season that the Spartan program has had three student-athletes named All-Americans. That year, Vibeke Stensrud, Cecelia Afzelius-Alm and Janice Moodie were honored.
Kajsa Arwefjäll – Sr., Hollviken, Sweden – WGCA Second Team All-America; Golfweek Third Team All-America
Mountain West Player of the Year
First team All-Mountain West
71.00 stroke average, second-best in school history
Finished second at the MW Championship at 5-under 211
Won her first collegiate title at the USF Intercollegiate with an 11-under 202
Six top-10 finishes this season in 11 tournaments played
23 rounds of par or better – 21 under par and two par rounds
Shot a school-record 64 in the final round of the USF Intercollegiate
Tied for 18th at the NCAA Championships
Played the first two rounds at the Augusta National Women's Amateur
Currently ranked 29th in Golfstat and 44th on the WAGR
Fourth all-conference honor and third consecutive first team All-MW recognition
Antonia Malate – Gr., Seaside, Calif. – WGCA Honorable Mention All-America
First team All-Mountain West
71.94 stroke average in 33 rounds played, fifth-best in school history
Finished tied for 6th at the MW Championship
Best tournament finish was tied for second at the Stanford Intercollegiate
18 rounds of par or under – 14 under par and four par rounds
Shot a school-record 64 in the second round of the Illini Women's Invitational
2023 Arnold Palmer Cup participant as part of Team USA & helped the team win the title
Finished T20th at the Augusta National Women's Amateur
Ranked 43rd on Golfstat and 76th on the WAGR

Lucia Lopez Ortega –So., Sa Coma, Mallorca, Spain – WGCA Honorable Mention All-America
Finished tied for second at the NCAA Championships at 9-under 279
One of only three golfers at the championship to shoot under par all four rounds (68-69-71-71)
71.88 stroke average, fourth-best in school history
Finished tied for ninth at the MW Championship at 2-under 214
First team All-Mountain West
Finished in the top-20 in nine of the 11 tournaments played in 2022-23
Tied for fifth at the Therese Hession Regional Challenge
Ranked 27th in Golfstat and 93rd on the WAGR