Photo by Allie Vognild
Photo by Andrew Nyhus
This year, the Tommies were ranked first in the Midwest Region and met expectations winning
th MIAC Championship and advancing to the NCAA
In her 11th season, coach Sara Evens led the team to
the top. Evens was selected as conference Coach of the
Year after the Tommies won the MIAC Championship
in October. This year’s team was fairly young, with Erin
Dingmann the only senior. First-year students Kate
Balison, Kate Drimel and Marja Sorensen joined the
team to complete the roster.
Sophomore Emily Thul had an incredibly successful
season and helped lead the team throughout the year.
She reflected on this year’s excitement, saying, “My
proudest moment was probably at the first tournament
at Blackberry Ridge where I shot my best round ever and
was able to win the tournament individually, and we also
ended up winning as a team. Another proud moment
came during the conference tournament when the team
and myself were able to play very well the second day,
setting a school and MIAC record low score as a team. “
She also noted that the team had great chemistry, which
contributed to their successes. Thul shot 72 and tied for
second at the Bethel Invite on April 25, where St. Thomas
finished in fourth out of nine teams. The team placed
second at the Carleton Invite in Northfield, leading to
the NCAA Championships in Houston, Texas.
There were a lot of individual accomplishment at
the NCAA Championships during the week of May 9.
Sorensen shot 80 to go with her opening 82 on May 10.
Junior Rachel Morris shot 81 to go with her previous
score of 84. Thul continued her successful streak,
landing in fourth place in a field of 109. These scores
led St. Thomas to be tied for eighth place in the 21-team
By Martha McKinley