BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s golf team was picked to finish 12th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) women’s golf poll released Thurs., Aug. 23 by the conference office. The Golden Eagles received 13 votes in the poll.

    Newcomer Camryn Larson (Fr., Fertile, Minn.) was picked as the Player to Watch for the Golden Eagles. Larson was a state competitor for Fertile-Beltrami H.S. She is part of a young squad for second-year Head Coach Bryant Friskop. The Golden Eagles have just one returnee to the squad with McKenzie Harris (Sr., Nevis, Minn.). Harris averaged a 96.3 last season for Minnesota Crookston. Harris shot a low round on the season of 88. In addition to Larson, the Golden Eagles have three more newcomers to the squad with Kimi Konishi (Fr., Cypress, Calif.), Anna Olson (So., Fertile, Minn.), and Allison Bot (Jr., Minneota, Minn.).

    Nine-time defending NSIC Champion Augustana University was the unanimous choice to finish first in the NSIC. Augustana’s Hannah Hankinson was picked as the NSIC Women’s Golf Preseason Player of the Year. Hankinson finished last season with the third-best stroke average in the conference.

    The Golden Eagles open up the season Sept. 10-11 at the Tracy Lane Memorial at Bemidji Town and Country Club in Bemidji, Minn.