Crutchfield, Patz Named To CAA Women's Golf All-Conference Teams

Shane Crutchfield became Xavier's first player to earn Rookie of the Year honors from the CAA.

Shane Crutchfield became Xavier's first player to earn Rookie of the Year honors from the CAA.

May 8, 2013

CINCINNATI - Xavier women's golf freshman Shane Crutchfield earned a first team honor and was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Rookie of the Year while senior Breanna Patz grabbed a spot on the second team.

Crutchfield completed her rookie campaign with a scoring average of 77.03 over 11 tournaments. She is the first XU golfer to earn CAA Rookie of the Year honors.

Her average led the Musketeers and set a new freshman record in addition to being the second lowest-average in school history. She earned five top six finishes and nine top 20 honors in her first year with the Musketeers.

Crutchfield completed her freshman season with a third-place effort at the CAA Championship carding 75-79-78--232. The rookie had her best finish of the year when she tied for second place at the Rio Verde Invitational in March after posting a score of 145, which included a career-low 71 in the final round of the two-round event.

Patz finished her career with a scoring average of 77.5, which was second on the team. Earlier in the season she was named the CAA Women's Golfer of the Month. At the CAA Championship Patz shot a 77-77-82---236 to secure a fourth place finish. She was named to the All-Tournament team for her effort.

She had two top five finishes and three top 10 finishes and had her best round at the Le Triomphe Collegiate Invitational where she carded a 228 (+12) and finished tied for second place.

Patz's second team honor was the third of her career. She also earned the award in 2010 and 2011.

Xavier finished third as a team in its final CAA Women's Championship.