Roussin-Bouchard and Panthong Make Preseason ANNIKA Award Watchlist
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina senior Pimnipa Panthong and sophomore Pauline Roussin-Bouchard earned some preseason recognition on Thursday as both appeared on the Preseason ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel Watch List.
“It’s certainly exciting to have two players on the Preseason ANNIKA Award Watch List, as both are very deserving candidates,” head coach Kalen Anderson said. “Pauline has established herself as one of the world’s most dominant players, and Pim does not possess a weakness in her game. I am excited for Pim to compete and test herself with our schedule, one of the toughest in the nation. Pauline and Pim are in a great environment as teammates where they are able to push one another daily to be their very best.”
Panthong joins the Gamecocks after four years at Kent State where she racked up three All-America honors and two Mid-American Conference Player of the Year awards. She owns multiple Kent State program records including the best career scoring average (71.65) and seven tournament wins. Panthong also appeared on the final ANNIKA Award Watch List last season.
Roussin-Bouchard’s 2019-20 campaign went down as the best freshman season in Carolina history. She earned numerous honors, including First Team All-America distinction from both the WGCA and Golfweek, a spot on the final ANNIKA Award Watch List, and invitations to play in both the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup and the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Her 71.27 scoring average is the lowest for a freshman in program history, and the second lowest season average for any Gamecock golfer in team history. Roussin-Bouchard also broke freshman records with her 54-hole score of 205 and her 18-hole score of 65 at the 2019 Windy City Collegiate Classic.
The full Preseason ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel Watch List is below.
Programs playing this Fall:
Addison Baggarly, Sr., Florida
Elodie Chapalet, Sr., Baylor
Caterina Don, Soph., Georgia
Annabell Fuller, Soph., Florida
Isabella Fierro, Soph., Oklahoma State
Sofia Garcia, Sr., Texas Tech
Sophie Guo, Soph., Texas
Julia Johnson, Sr., Ole Miss
Gurleen Kaur, Sr., Baylor
Auston Kim, Jr., Vanderbilt
Agathe Laisne, Sr., Texas
Ingrid Lindblad, Soph., LSU
Julie McCarthy, Sr., Auburn
Michaela Morard, Fr., Alabama
Pimnipa Panthong, Sr., South Carolina
Kaitlyn Papp, Sr., Texas
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Soph., South Carolina
Meghan Schofill, Soph., Auburn
Kaleigh Telfer, Sr., Auburn
Kenzie Wright, Sr., Alabama
Programs playing this Spring:
Jaravee Boonchant, Sr., Duke
Linn Grant, Soph., Arizona State
Vivian Hou, Soph., Arizona
Rachel Kuehn, Soph., Wake Forest
Olivia Mehaffey, Sr., Arizona State
Emilia Migliaccio, Sr., Wake Forest
Alessia Nobilio, Fr., UCLA
Gabriela Ruffels, Sr., USC
Emma Spitz, Soph., UCLA
Angelina Ye, Soph., Stanford
The Gamecocks get their season started at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 5-7, then head down to Mississippi to compete in The Ally at Old Waverly, hosted by Mississippi State on Oct. 19-21. The Garnet and Black wrap up the fall with the East Lake Cup in Atlanta on Oct. 26-28. Both the Blessings Collegiate Invitational and the East Lake Cup air on the Golf Channel.