UTEP's Pelletier Named C-USA Coach of the Year
UTEP's Jere Pelletier was honored as the Conference USA Women's Golf Coach of the Year on Tuesday after leading the Miners to their first conference championship. UTEP's Shang-Fan Huang and Teresa Nogues garnered second team All-Conference USA honors.
The Miners topped the C-USA leaderboard with a three-day total of 904, taking a two-stroke margin of victory over second place Tulane. UTEP earned an automatic bid to NCAA Regionals and will play the Washington National Golf Club Course with 23 other teams May 5-7 in Auburn, Wash.
Pelletier was previously recognized as the Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1995.
Huang and Nogues are both juniors. Nogues leads the team with a 75.7 stroke average this season, and Huang ranks second with 75.8. Both players have picked up three top-10 finishes and six top-20 showings, and Nogues is the 2011 C-USA individual champion. Huang's best finish of the year was a tie for 2nd place at the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate in Las Cruces in October.