FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
ANNIKA AND FRED HASKINS AWARDS PRESENTED BY STIFEL TO BE ANNOUNCED IN MAY, RECOGNIZING THE MOST OUTSTANDING COLLEGIATE GOLFERS FOR 2019-20
GOLF Channel and Golfweek Reveal Final Haskins and ANNIKA Award Watch Lists Today; Voting Opens Monday, April 7
ANNIKA Award Winner to Earn Exemption to 2021 Evian Championship; Haskins Award Winner to the 2020 Military Tribute at the Greenbrier
ORLANDO, Fla., March 31, 2020 – Today, GOLF Channel and Golfweek jointly revealed the final watch lists for the 2020 ANNIKA and Fred Haskins Awards presented by Stifel, recognizing the most outstanding Division I collegiate golfers for the 2019-2020 season as voted on by their fellow players, coaches and the golf media.
Voting for the 2020 ANNIKA and Haskins Awards will open on Tuesday, April 7 and close on Tuesday, April 21. The winners are scheduled to be announced on GOLF Channel in early May.
“With these uncertain times and with the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 NCAA golf season, we believe it is important that we continue to move forward in celebrating the fantastic college golf that took place this year and recognizing these outstanding athletes,” said Brian Stubbs, executive director, Fred Haskins Commission.
“We feel it is important during this difficult time to still honor the nation’s top players as voted on by their peers, coaches and the media,” said Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam, after whom the ANNIKA Award was named. “The chosen players always will be an ANNIKA or Haskins Award winner, and we can’t let the unexpectedly rapid conclusion to the college golf season stop us from acknowledging achievements that will last a lifetime.”
2020 ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel Watch List
Ana Belac, Duke
Vivian Hou, Arizona
Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest
Pimnipa Panthong, Kent State
Kaitlyn Papp, Texas
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, South Carolina
Emma Spitz, UCLA
Natalie Srinivasan, Furman
2020 Haskins Award presented by Stifel Watch List
John Augenstein, Vanderbilt
John Axelsen, Florida
Ricky Castillo, Florida
Cooper Dossey, Baylor
Peter Kuest, BYU
William Mouw, Pepperdine
John Pak, Florida State
Garett Reband, Oklahoma
Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
Davis Thompson, Georgia
The winner of the ANNIKA Award will receive an exemption to compete in the 2021 Evian Championship, while the Haskins Award winner will receive an exemption to compete in the 2020 Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. Voting for both awards will be compiled and verified by the Fred Haskins Commission, which oversees both awards. Celebrating its 50th year, the Fred Haskins Award has been given to players who have captured 31 major championships and more than 300 professional tournaments around the world. Maria Fassi (Arkansas) became the first back-to-back winner of the ANNIKA Award in 2019, while Matthew Wolff (Oklahoma State) won the 2019 Haskins Award. GOLF Channel and Golfweek are media partners for the ANNIKA and Fred Haskins Awards.
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