Runas Named to Golf All-America Team


May 29, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Three-time Big West Player of the Year Demi Runas received another impressive accolade on Wednesday when she was named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-America second team, it was announced by the organization.

Runas, a senior from Torrance, Calif., earned the prestigious honor after another standout season for the nationally ranked Aggies who won their fourth straight conference title and advanced to the NCAA Championships where they finished 16th.

Runas won two tournaments during the 2012-13 season, capturing the Golfweek Conference Challenge during the fall and then winning her first individual Big West title in April. Along the way she had seven top-five finishes including four second-place performances. 

She finished six tournaments at or under par, including the Golfweek Conference Challenge and the PING/ASU Invitational where she was 7 under at each. Runas carded a season-low 67 at the Golfweek event and had four rounds in the 60s overall this season.

Runas is a four-time All-Big West first-team honoree who won conference player of the month honors three times this season. She will be recognized on Saturday as winner of the Dr. Hubert Heitman Award as UC Davis' top female athlete.

Runas is the second All-American for the Aggies in their brief NCAA Div. I era, joining former teammate Alice Kim who was selected honorable mention in 2009. A total of 40 players were honored by the WGCA in 2013, including 11 on the second team.

WGCA 1st Team All-Americans
Brittany Altomare, University of Virginia
Lindy Duncan, Duke University
Chirapat Jao-Javanil, University of Oklahoma
Kyung Kim, USC
Erynne Lee, UCLA
Ally McDonald, Mississippi State University
Stephanie Meadow, University of Alabama
Grace Na, Pepperdine University
Annie Park, USC
Sophia Popov, USC
Paula Reto, Purdue University
Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford University

WGCA 2nd Team All-Americans
Emilie Burger, University of Georgia
Doris Chen, USC
Hayley Davis, Baylor University
Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State University
Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech University
SooBin Kim, University of Washington
Tiffany Lua, UCLA
Erica Popson, University of Tennessee
Demi Runas, UC DAVIS
Emma Talley, University of Alabama
Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State University 

WGCA Honorable Mention All-Americans
Laetitia Beck, Duke University
Celine Boutier, Duke University
Manon Gidali, University of Arizona
Casey Grice, University of North Carolina
Camilla Hedberg, University of Florida
Cassy Isagawa, University of Oregon
Jennifer Kirby, University of Alabama
Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt University
Maribel Lopez Porras, Tulane University
Caroline Powers, Michigan State University
Krista Puisite, Texas State University
Marta Sanz, Auburn University
Kelly Shon, Princeton University
AC Tanguay, University of Oklahoma
Emily Tubert, University of Arkansas
Lindsey Weaver, University of Notre Dame
Julie Yang, Oklahoma State University