COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced its 2022-23 Women’s Golf All-Conference teams, as well as MW Women’s Golfer of the Year, MW Women’s Golf Freshman of the Year and MW Women’s Golf Coach of the Year, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.
San José State senior Kajsa Arwefjall was named MW Women’s Golfer of the Year, while UNLV’s Thienna Huynh earned MW Women’s Golf Freshman of the Year Honors. Jill Trujillo, who led New Mexico to its 10th MW championship, was selected as the MW Women’s Golf Coach of the Year.
The Spartans have claimed the MW Women’s Golfer of the Year honor in four of the last five years.
Arwefjall competed in nine tournaments this year, averaging 70.67 strokes per round. The native of Hollviken, Sweden, earned six top-10 finishes, including a victory at the USF Intercollegiate last September. Arwefjall, who finished second at the MW championship at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, California, is currently ranked as the No. 29 golfer nationally according to Golfstat. She will enter the NCAA regionals having shot even par or under par in 20-of-27 rounds this season.
Huynh is the first UNLV student-athlete to earn the MW Women’s Golf Freshman of the Year award since 2017-18 (Polly Mack) and ninth overall. The native of Lilburn, Georgia, recorded three top-20 finishes, including a career-best T13 at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational last September. She averaged 73.80 strokes per round, the lowest among MW freshmen golfers.
Trujillo earned coach of the year honors after leading New Mexico to a No. 42 national ranking according to Golfstat and a team title at the 2023 MW Women’s Golf Championship. The Lobos, who are a No. 7 seed at the San Antonio Regional, earned five top-3 team finishes this season. This is Trujillo’s fourth MW Coach of the Year award and first since 2020-21.
Golfer of the Year: Kajsa Arwefjall, San José State
Freshman of the Year: Thienna Huynh, UNLV
Coach of the Year: Jill Trujillo, New Mexico
Victoria Gailey, Nevada
Jenny Lertsadwattana, New Mexico
Kajsa Arwefjall, San José State
Lucia Lopez-Ortega, San José State
Antonia Malate, San José State
Harriet Lynch, Fresno State
Louisa Carlbom, San José State
Lauren Lehigh, New Mexico
Thienna Huynh, UNLV
Sofia Torres, Colorado State