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Ellia Soydara (M State Women's Golf)

By Craig Olson, 06/12/23, 8:45PM CDT


M State freshman Ellia Soydara is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.  Soydara earned 1st Team All-American honors, finishing fourth overall individually at the NJCAA Division III National Golf Championship at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.  The four round event concluded Friday, June 9.

Soydara had four consistent rounds (80-81-81-80) to finish with a score of 322.

“Congratulations to Ellia on being our first Spartan All-American women’s golfer in modern history,” said M State Head Coach Jason Retzlaff.  “She played so steady under pressure and wowed many of the people in New York with her tremendous driving ability.  This honor is something Ellia had earned with a lot of hard work, dedication, and love of golf.  She made history for our women’s golf program this week.  We are so thankful she is in our program and look forward to even better things next season.”