Soccer goalkeeper Lizzy Crist of Washington University in St. Louis was named the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year on Sunday among candidates from all three divisions.
She is a native of Wayzata and played for Minnetonka High School.
Crist was the 2017 Division III Honda Athlete of the Year and the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Soccer Association national player of the year. She helped lead the Bears to the 2016 NCAA Division III national title as a senior.
She was a 19-1-2 with a 0.29 goals-against average and 13 shutouts. She graduated in May with a 3.90 grade-point average while majoring in biomedical engineering.
Ex-Pacelli grad to be honored
Stanford men's golf coach Conrad Ray, a 1993 graduate of Austin (Minn.) Pacelli High School, will be inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame on Dec. 11.
Ray is in his 13th season as the Stanford coach. Under Ray, the Cardinal has won three Pac-12 titles, four NCAA regional titles and the NCAA championship in 2007.
Ray, who graduated from Stanford and was a teammate of Tiger Woods on the Stanford golf team, also hosts the Sirius/XM radio program GolfU.
• The Gophers men's golf team finished third out of 13 teams in the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate tournament in Dallas. Their top individual was Thomas Longbella, closing with a 69 for a 3-under 210 which tied him for ninth place.
• Tom Abts, head golf professional and general manager at Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria, was named the Minnesota PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Other Minnesota PGA award winners: Teacher of the Year, Luke Benoit, director of instruction at Interlachen Country Club in Edina; Youth Development Award, Coralee Jorgensen, executive director of the First Tee of South Dakota; and the Player Development Award, Nick Pelle, center manager and director of instruction at GolfTEC in Maple Grove.