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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Women’s Golf Wins First NCAA Team Title

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Women’s Golf Wins First NCAA Team Title

(NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team made history on Friday afternoon, winning the first NCAA Division III Championship for any women's program in university history. The Tartans turned in a final round of eight-over par 296 to finish play with a 14-stroke advantage at the 2024 NCAA Division III Championships in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The Tartans carded a 72-hole score of 1,187 (298-299-294-296) to become national champions!

Inside the Championship:
NCAA Finish: 1st of 29 Teams
NCAA Team Champion: Carnegie Mellon (1,187 (298-299-294-296))
NCAA Individual Medalist: Alison Takamiya, George Fox (E)
Location: Keene Trace Golf Club - Keene Run Golf Course | Nicholasville, Ky.
Par/Yardage: 72/5,846

How it Happened:

  • Graduate student Alexis Sudjianto led the Tartans over the four rounds with a five-over par 293 (71-75-69-78). Sudjianto tied for third individually in a field of 150 golfers.
  • On Friday, freshman Nikita Jadhav carded a round of even par 72 and finished with a 300 (73-80-75-72).
  • Freshman Samantha Wang shot a two-over par 74 over the final 18 holes and ended the championships with a 302 (76-72-80-74).
  • Junior Kaylin Yeoh entered the clubhouse on Friday with a 75 and had a four-round score of 303 (78-79-71-75).
  • Junior Sriya Mupparaju ended the championships with a 305 (78-73-79-75).


  • The Tartans have competed in five NCAA Championships in the nine seasons of the program. In all five appearances the Cardinal and Gray have placed within the top five: 2018 (5th), 2021 (2nd), 2022 (4th), 2023 (4th) and 2024 (1st).
  • The NCAA Division III Championship is the second in university history for any team sport. The other team to win a national title was the men's golf team last season on the same course.
  • The team victory is the seventh for the Tartans this season setting a school record for most tournament victories in a season. In 2014-15, the team had six.
  • The Tartans' 72-hole score of 1,187 (+8) is the lowest four-round score in program history.
  • Sudjianto ties her school record for the best four-round score with a five-over par 293. She carded a five-over par 293 at the 2022 NCAA Championships.
  • Jadhav has the third lowest four-round score with a 300 (+12), Wang the fourth lowest with her 302 (+14) and Yeoh tied for the fifth lowest with her 303 (+15).

Thoughts from Carnegie Mellon Head Coach Dan Rodgers

  • "This championship is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resilience of our team. Each member brought their best to every round, and their commitment to excellence truly paid off. I'm incredibly proud of what we've accomplished together and grateful for the unwavering support from our university and community. I also want to thank my wife and kids for their constant encouragement and love, which has been instrumental in our success."

Thoughts from Carnegie Mellon Director of Athletics Josh Centor

  • "It was such a privilege to watch our women compete and bring home the national championship. It's a moment none of us will ever forget, and one that will forever be cemented in Carnegie Mellon history."