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Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week

Ellia Soydara (M State Women's Golf)

By Craig Olson 06/10/2024, 3:00pm CDT

M State sophomore Ellia Soydara is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.  Soydara won the NJCAA Division III National Golf Tournament Individual Championship on Friday in Chautauqua, New York, completing the final round of tournament play with the best score of the day, an 81, increasing her lead to 7 strokes over the field and posting a 4-day total score of 322.  Soydara had consistent rounds of 81-79-81-81 over the four days of the tournament.

Ellia is the first Spartan women’s golfer in school history to earn national championship honors.  She is also the first ever M State women’s golfer to be a two-time First Team All-American, after a 4th place finish last year and the title this year.