LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland women's golf has earned an at-large bid into the 2021 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships. The 26th annual event will take place at Rose Creek Golf Course in Oklahoma City, Okla. May 25-28.
The Phoenix were one of three Mid-South Conference teams to make the tournament as the University of the Cumberlands earned the MSC automatic bid as Tournament champions. Lindsey Wilson College also earned an at-large berth and Gracie Parrott from Campbellsville will play in the tournament as individual after winning the individual title at the conference championships.
The Phoenix moved up two spots in the latest NAIA Coaches' Poll to No. 20 released today by the national office.
First and second round pairings and tee times for the championships will be announced Friday at approximately 2 p.m. CDT on www.NAIA.org.
The 156-player field consists of 20 automatic qualifying teams, which won or finished runner-up in their respective conference, independent or unaffiliated group tournament, one host berth to Oklahoma City and ten at-large team berths. At-large teams were determined using the final regular-season Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released today.
From an individual standpoint, there were eight individual qualifiers (seven automatic individual qualifiers and one at-large individual qualifiers). To receive an individual automatic berth, a player must win her respective conference tournament or be an All-Tournament Team honoree from the previous year’s national championships that did not qualify otherwise. To earn an at-large individual berth, the selection is determined by the NAIA Women’s Golf Championship Committee.
Each day of the national championship will be captured in a video daily recap, available for free on the NAIA Facebook page. Highlights, interviews and more can be seen by 8 p.m. CDT each day.
2021 Women’s Golf National Championships Team Qualifiers (listed alphabetically)
|Bellevue (Neb.)||North Star Athletic Association||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Bethel (Ind.)||Crossroads League||At-Large||0||1|
|Coastal Georgia||The Sun Conference||At-Large||0||0|
|Cumberland (Tenn.)||Mid-South Conference||At-Large||0||0|
|Dalton State (Ga.)||Southern States Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||1|
|Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)||California Pacific Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Indiana Wesleyan||Crossroads League||At-Large||0||0|
|Kansas Wesleyan||Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Keiser (Fla.)||The Sun Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||1||1|
|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||Mid-South Conference||At-Large||0||1|
|Loyola (La.)||Southern States Athletic Conference||At-Large||0||0|
|Marian (Ind.)||Crossroads League||At-Large||0||0|
|Midway (Ky.)||River States Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Milligan (Tenn.)||Appalachian Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Morningside (Iowa)||Great Plains Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Oklahoma City||Sooner Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||8||4|
|Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Oregon Tech||Cascade Collegiate Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Ottawa (Ariz.)||Golden State Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Park (Mo.)||Heart of America Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||The Sun Conference||At-Large||1||2|
|Southeastern (Fla.)||The Sun Conference||At-Large||0||0|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Crossroads League||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Texas Wesleyan||Sooner Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|Truett McConnell (Ga.)||Appalachian Athletic Conference||2nd Highest Rated Team||0||0|
|University of Houston-Victoria (Tex)||A.I.I||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|University of Northwestern Ohio||Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|University of the Cumberlands (Ky.)||Mid-South Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
|William Carey (Miss.)||Southern States Athletic Conference||At-Large||0||0|
|William Woods (Mo.)||American Midwest Conference||Conference Tournament Champion||0||0|
2021 Women’s Golf National Championships Individual Qualifiers
|Cassandra Contreras||Central Methodist (Mo.)||Conference Medalist|
|Gracie Parrott||Cambellsville (Ky.)||Conference Medalist|
|Gurman Knight||William Jessup (Calif.)||Conference Medalist|
|Hannah Kilbane||St. Xavier (Ill.)||Conference Medalist|
|Jo Wisecup||IU East||Conference Medalist|
|Kim Siercks||Indiana Tech||Conference Medalist|
|Lauren Hamm||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||Conference Medalist|
|Serah Khanyereri||St. Thomas (Fla.)||At-Large Selection|