Women's Golf

Abonce, Carreon named to All-American Athletic Conference Team

IRVING, Texas — UTSA standouts Daniela Abonce and Camryn Carreon have been named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team, as the league office on Wednesday announced its women’s golf postseason awards.

This marks the second straight season that the duo has earned all-conference honors, as Carreon was a first-team selection and Abonce made the third team in 2023 when the Roadrunners were members of Conference USA.

With these two accolades, UTSA now has garnered 44 all-conference certificates in its 19-year history, including 16 in seven seasons under head coach Summer Batiste.

Abonce was named to the all-league team after winning the American Athletic Conference individual championship one week ago at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Florida. The sophomore from Veracruz, Mexico, fired a 9-under-par 207 (66-72-69) to register her first collegiate victory and become the sixth player in program history to claim a league title. Guaranteed her first career NCAA postseason berth by virtue of that win, she currently boasts a 72.7 stroke average through 33 rounds and has turned in 16 par-or-better scorecards, including eight sub-70 rounds. She opened her second campaign as a Roadrunner by firing a 12-under 204 (68-68-68) to tie for second place at the Sam Golden Invitational, and she logged another top 10 when she tied for ninth place with a 5-over 215 (74-67-74) at The Bruzzy in March.

Carreon collected first-team honors for the third consecutive season, her fourth career all-conference plaudit. The super senior from San Antonio is on pace to shatter the school's single-season record for stroke average with a 70.88 mark through 33 rounds. The 2023 NCAA San Antonio Regional champion won back-to-back tournaments in the fall to give her a program record four for her career, and she owns 10 overall top-20 finishes, including four top 10s, this season. She has posted 22 par-or-better scorecards including 16 sub-70 rounds, highlighted by a school record 8-under 64 in the final round of the Jim West Challenge, where she carded a 6-under 210 (69-77-64) for a share of 16th place. The two-time NCAA Championships qualifier fired a 9-under-par 207 (68-69-70) to capture medalist honors at the Badger Invitational and then registered a 12-under 204 (69-68-67) to win the Dale McNamara Invitational last October.

2023-24 American Athletic Conference Awards

Player of the Year
Melanie Green, South Florida

Freshman of the Year
Allyn Stephens, Tulsa

Coaches of the Year
Lauren Mason, SMU
Annie Young, Tulsa

All-Conference Team
Daniela Abonce, UTSA
Camryn Carreon, UTSA
Mason Lewis, North Texas
Emilie Ricaud, North Texas
Ellie Roth, North Texas
Shreya Pal, North Texas
Mackenzie Lee, SMU
Emily Odwin, SMU
Ellie Szeryk, SMU
Melanie Green, South Florida
Lovisa Gunnar, Tulsa
Grace Kilcrease, Tulsa
Allyn Stephens, Tulsa