Preseason GolfWorld Rankings Have Athenas At No. 7

Elizabeth Diebel (photo by Jack Hancock)
Elizabeth Diebel (photo by Jack Hancock)

NEW YORK, N.Y. –  After an 11th place finish at the NCAA Championships in May, the GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division III College Preseason Coaches' Poll has the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's golf team in seventh heading into the new season. CMS is the lone SCIAC school in the top-25. Every member of the CMS golf team in 2013 was an underclassman and should be back on the team in 2014.

Defending national champion Mary Hardin-Baylor is back atop the rankings while Methodist, Washington University (Mo.), DePauw and Texas-Tyler round out the top five. West Region foe George Fox sits one spot ahead of CMS at No. 6.

The Athenas have two fall tournaments on the schedule – the Embry Riddle Invitational Sept. 29-30 in Prescott, Ariz. and the Birdies For Breast Cancer Tournament Oct. 7-8 – before the spring season begins in February.

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