Sydney Maluenda was named PING WGCA Division III Player of the Year in May, culminating a season in which the sophomore golfer from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, led the country with a stroke average of 74.37. Maluenda won five tournaments during the 2014-15 season, including eight top-5 finishes.
The honor follows a freshman season in which she claimed NCAA Div. III Women’s Golf Rookie of the Year honors. In her two years as a Bruin, Maluenda has combined to win 10 tournaments and claimed the honor of Northwest Conference Golfer of the Year twice.