Five Poets earn Division III National Rankings

Five Poets earn Division III National Rankings

Division III Golfstat National Rankings

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Division III National Rankings for Women's Golf were posted by Golfstat Monday and Whittier College saw five players earn rankings within the Top 150.

This marks the highest number of golfers within the programs history who have achieved National recognition.  Senior Kajal Vitha (Whittier, Calif.) leads the Purple & Gold coming in ranked No. 13 with a scoring average of 76.95.  She is 5-7 against Top 25 players, 3-3 against players from 26-50 and a perfect 13-0 against players from 51-100.  She is also the 6th ranked player within the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). 

Junior Taylor Beckwith (Turlock, Calif.) comes in ranked No. 30 with a 77.95 scoring average.  She is 2-3 against players ranked 26-50 and 12-1 against players from 51-100. 

Sophomore Kamryn Marie Garcia (Fullerton, Calif.) fills the No. 3 slot on the team earning a ranking of No. 70.  She has a scoring average of 79.95, while going 6-12 against players ranked 26-100.

Senior Madison Crimi-Demichele (San Jose, Calif.) isn't far behind at No. 84.  She is shooting 80.52 and is 3-9 against players ranked 51-100.  Freshman Natalie Gonzalez (Norwalk, Calif.) has been steady for the Purple & Gold this season and has been a nice addition sitting in the No. 4 slot.  She has an average of 82.75, which places her No. 147.

Currently, the women's team is ranked No. 10 in the Division III National Polls.  They had a strong Fall finishing 5th at the CA State Intercollegiate (313-302), 2nd at the CMS Invite (305-309) and 4th at the ERAU Co-ED Invitational (307-330-319).