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PORTLAND, Oregon (July 12, 2019) -- Summit High’s Olivia Loberg can officially call herself the Oregon High School Girls Golf All-Classification MVP.
The Oregon Sports Awards’ voting panel crowned her as the 2019 Prep Girls Golfer of the Year in June over finalists Baylee Hammericksen (St. Mary’s Medford) and Alexa Udom (Westview). Seven nominees spanning the 2A-6A OSAA classifications comprised the ballot.
The honor is validation for Loberg, who finished as the 2018 runner-up to winner Tya Seth (Lake Oswego. Loberg, an outgoing senior, won her third straight OSAA Girls Golf State Championship in May. She is also the top-ranked prep golfer in Oregon and No. 51 high school player nationally, according to the National High School Golf Association.
Loberg was in Portland on Friday and appeared on NBC Sports Northwest’s “The Noe Show” with Brian Noe to receive her trophy. Sport Oregon and NBC Sports Northwest have partnered to announce the 2019 Oregon Sports Awards throughout July on live television.
Click here to watch clips of Loberg's interview and to view a behind-the-scenes look at her time in studio and on the air.
Future single-sport prep award announcements can also be heard live on KJOR’s RIP City Radio 620.
A Michigan native, Loberg will continue her golfing career at Eastern Michigan University. But first, Loberg is heading to Orlando to compete in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship from July 26-31. Loberg qualified for the tournament in May.
Loberg has also played for the Girls Junior America and North Pacific teams. She won the Girls Division of the 88th Bob Norquist Oregon Junior Amateur Championship last summer.
She finished at or near the top of the leaderboard in every tournament she competed in for the Storm this spring. Loberg medaled in two other tournaments in addition to her state championship victory and was the runner-up in a pair as well.
Loberg fired a two-round score of 3-under-par (141) to separate from Udom, who took second place, on the second day of the 6A Championship. Her efforts helped Summit take seventh place as a team at the state tournament.
Before battling Udom for the 6A title, Loberg won her third straight district championship. She averaged 1.27 strokes under-par per 18 holes this season with an average 18-hole score of 70.5 shots.
Loberg competed for the Storm girls basketball team throughout high school as well.
Loberg succeeds Seth and Ellie Slamma (South Salem, 2016, 2017) on the Oregon Sports Awards’ Prep Girls Golfer of the Year winners list. Click here to learn more about the award and nomination criteria.
Sport Oregon and NBC Sports Northwest will announce the Prep Boys Golfer of the Year on The Noe Show on July 18.
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