SAINT LEO, Fla. – For the first time in their short history, the Saint Leo women’s golf team has cracked the Top-25 in the nation as they are ranked 24th by both Golf World and in the most recent polls released by each respective organization.

The Lions managed to break into the Top-25 teams in the NCAA Division II with tournament wins to begin their spring season in the Ann Rhoads Southern Shootout and the following week in the St. Andrews Spring Invitational.  During that time, the Lions also garnered their first Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week in Goeun Lee and managed to start rewriting the record books for a program that is just eight years old.

Saint Leo joins a Top-25 list that is littered with SSC schools as Nova Southeastern claimed the top spot away from Florida Southern, earning all eight first-place votes. The Sharks won the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational, beating both Florida Southern and No. 3 Rollins, for their fourth team title of the season.

Lynn (No. 4) and Grand Valley State (No. 5) round out the top-five.

The Golf World poll combines the resources of Golf World magazine and the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I and III, will appear in the March 30 issue of Golf World and can be viewed online now at

Women’s Division II

1. Nova Southeastern
2. Florida Southern
3. Rollins
4. Lynn
5. Grand Valley State
6. Tarleton State
7. Barry
8. Ferris State
9. California U. (Pa.)
10. St. Edward’s
11. Pfeiffer
12. Indianapolis
13. Sonoma State
14. CSU-Monterey Bay
15. Upper Iowa
16. Central Oklahoma
17. Nebraska-Omaha
18. West Florida
19. Western Washington
20. Drury
21. Northeastern State
22. Newberry
23. Chico State
24. Saint Leo
25. Northern Kentucky