Shake named first team All-American

UHV's Heather Shake practices her chipping. She was named to the NAIA Women's Golf All-America first team on Monday.

University of Houston-Victoria’s Heather Shake was named Monday to the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America first team.

It was the second straight year for the sophomore from Pearland to earn All-America recognition from the NAIA. Last year she was named to the second team.

After challenging for the individual lead over the first three rounds of the NAIA National Championships last week, Shake finished tied for seventh after posting a 15-over par 303. Shake had rounds of 73-70-78-82 at the tournament, her second straight appearance at nationals.

The UHV Female Athlete of the Year joined 14 other student-athletes from across the country on the All-America first team.

This season Shake won three individual titles and finished in the top five in four other events. She finished the season with a 72.71 scoring average in eight events.

She won her first event of the year, the UHV Fall Classic, in record fashion posting a 14-under par 202 with rounds of 69-66-67. She then captured the Trinity Alamo Classic with a 1-over 143 for back-to-back wins.

Just before going to the NAIA nationals, Shake captured her second straight individual title at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships in Florida with a 2-under par 212. She posted rounds of 67-78-67 at the event.

2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America Team

First Team
Player School Year Hometown
Renee Santoyo*^ Bellevue (Neb.) Jr. Guadalupe, Mexico
Kat Kennedy* British Columbia So. Okotoks, Alberta
Stephanie Wong*^% British Columbia Sr. Richmond, B.C.
Vanessa Chap Cal State San Marcos Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Julia McQuilken Dalton State (Ga.) Jr. Tampa, Fla.
Lauren Kruszewski* Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) So. Chesapeake, Va.
Heather Shake* Houston-Victoria (Texas) So. Pearland, Texas
Caroline Retabi Northwood (Fla.) So. Grimaud, France
Elsa Westin Northwood (Fla.) Fr. Bromma, Sweden
Emma Allen Oklahoma City Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla.
Sofia Molinaro*^ SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Jr. Treviso, Italy
Alazne Urizar*^ SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Sr. San Tome, Venezuela
Alex Schies Texas Wesleyan Fr. Mansfield, Texas
Celia Mansour William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Toulouse, France
Katie Warren William Woods (Mo.) Fr. Swindon, England

Second Team
Player School Year Hometown
Winnie Hyun* British Columbia So. Langley, B.C.
Christina Trujillo Cal State San Marcos So. Visalia, Calif.
Rachel Pingleton Cumberlands (Ky.) So. Parksville, Ky.
Bri-Ann Tokariwski* Cumberlands (Ky.) Sr. Winnipeg, Canada
Caroline Griffin Dalton State (Ga.) Fr. Sycamore, Ga.
Wiebke Schlender* Indiana Tech So. Paderborn, Germany
Heather Nail Mobile (Ala.) So. Hartselle, Ala.
Rebecka Holmstrom* Northwood (Fla.) So. Gothenburg, Sweden
Sabrina Schloo Northwood (Fla.) So. Wuerzburg, Germany
Anna Mikish* Oklahoma City So. Choctaw, Okla.
Katie-Lee Wilson* Oklahoma City So. Owasso, Okla.
Kyla Clancy* Rocky Mountain (Mont.) Jr. Park City, Mont
Paulina Camacho SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Fr. Mexico City, Mexico
Marina Gallegos Wayland Baptist (Texas) Fr. Madrid, Spain
Natalia Ugalde Wayland Baptist (Texas) So. Mexico City, Mexico

* 2014 NAIA Women's Golf All-American
^ 2013 NAIA Women's Golf All-American
% 2012 NAIA Women's Golf All-American

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow
Paul Ebner