Chaewon Park Honored By Long Beach Century Club as LBSU Female Athlete of the Year
Feb. 4, 2014
LONG BEACH - Junior Chaewon Park was honored on Tuesday evening by the Long Beach Century Club 58th annual sports night banquet at The Grand.
The Torrance native was named Long Beach State Female Athlete of the Year after closing out the 2013 spring season with three top-10 finishes, one top-20 and was the first player in program history to participate in two United States Golf Association Championships in the same season.
"I am honored and thankful to receive this award from The Century Club," Park said. "I'm thankful for this opportunity and I feel blessed to compete for Long Beach State and my team. My teammates and I are looking forward to this spring season and competing for the Big West Championship and playing in the NCAA Regionals."
In the first tournament of the spring season, Park tied for sixth-place at the LBSU hosted Gold Rush in Yorba Linda, helping the 49ers capture their first team title of the 2012-13 campaign. Park closed out the season with two straight top-five performances as she tied for fifth at the Fresno State Lexus Classic, where she helped LBSU record their second tournament victory and tied for fifth at the Big West Conference Championship in San Luis Obispo.
In the summer, Park qualified for the Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in Norman, Okla., where she was the first 49er since 2008 to advance to the round of 32. Park also qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Charleston, S.C. after winning a nine player playoff a the sectional qualifying in Glendora, Calif.
"I'm extremely proud of Chae and everything that she has accomplished," head coach Joey Cerulle said. "Her summer was one of the best we've ever had from any player in our program. She's the epitome of hard work and dedication that we put in that each of our players does. I think it's just the beginning for her to catapult her career to the next level."