April 26, 2011

Moon Ivy Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year; Two Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors

Yale's stellar freshman Seo Hee Moon was the Ivy League coaches' unanimous pick for 2011 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Moon tied for third at this weekend's championship tournament, meaning she was also a first-team All-Ivy selection. She was joined in that capacity by senior Harriet Owers-Bradley, whose 7th-place finish garnered her second-team honors.

Moon has been spectacular all season for the Bulldogs, winning her very first tournament in the fall (the Princeton Invitational), and the spring (the 22-team C&F Bank Invitational), while finishing in the top three at the Hoya Invitational and, most recently, the Ivy League Championships.

A native of Mukilteo, Washington, Moon came into Yale having finished in the top five at the Washington state tournament each year of high school. She reached a ranking as high as 38th nationally, and competed at the U.S. Junior Girl's Championship before bursting onto the Yale golf scene. 

"Moon is just a great person period." Yale coach Chawwadee Rompothong '00 said of her freshman star. "I knew that she was a good golfer when I recruited her, but the best thing about her is her personality. She really has the best attitude on and off the course and that is why she is so successful.  I know she will continue to do great things. She could be the best golfer Yale has ever had."

Also doing great things for Yale this weekend was senior Harriet Owers-Bradley, who fired rounds of 77, 77 and 74 en route to a 7th-place finish and second-team All-Ivy honors. The Nottingham, England native was a first-team selection her sophomore year when she finished second overall. 

Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity