Incoming Tiger Earns Athlete of the Year Award

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Mizzou Women's Golf

July 8, 2009

Nicola Race has been named the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Betty Jo Garber Female Student- Athlete of the Year. Race, who earned two First-Team All-American honors at Redlands Community College, will transfer to Missouri this fall.

A native of Essex, England, Race will be a junior in 2008-09 for Mizzou. She is a two-time NJCAA National Champion and All-American. Race helped lead Redlands to two NJCAA Women's Golf Championships and became the first female golfer in NJCAA history to win back-to-back individual national titles (2008, 2009

"We are really looking forward to Nicola joining our team this fall," Missouri Head Coach Stephanie Priesemeyer said. "She already has the experience of going to college and playing in big time events so she should hit the ground running when she gets on campus. We know she will have an immediate impact on the success of our team this year, along with all of our returning players."



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