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Women's Golf

UTSA duo set for NCAA Bryan Regional

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA senior Camryn Carreon and sophomore Daniela Abonce will travel to Aggieland to play in the NCAA Bryan Regional, which will be hosted by Texas A&M on Monday-Wednesday, May 6-8, at Traditions Club (par 72/6,376 yards).

Carreon and Abonce are two of six individuals chosen to play in the Bryan Regional along with 12 teams. Carreon, a San Antonio native, will be the No. 2-seeded individual for her fourth consecutive NCAA postseason appearance while Abonce, who hails from Veracruz, Mexico, is slotted as the 5-seed for her first NCAA Regional.

This marks the first time two Roadrunners have received an invitation to compete as individuals in an NCAA Regional in the same year. This will be UTSA’s sixth consecutive NCAA appearance after qualifying as a team for four straight tournaments (the 2020 season was canceled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic). UTSA has advanced to the NCAA postseason 10 times as a team or individual.

Other individuals slated for the Bryan Regional include (1) Carla Bernat, Kansas State; (3) Lois Lau, TCU; (4) Sofia Barroso Sá, TCU; and (6) Ryann Honea, Abilene Christian. The Bryan Regional field also includes a dozen teams (in order of seed): LSU, Texas A&M, Clemson; Vanderbilt, SMU, Ohio State, Maryland, Iowa State, Texas State, Sam Houston, Sacred Heart and Little Rock.

The field will play 18 holes Monday-Wednesday and the individuals will tee off at 9:40 a.m. each day. Live scoring will be provided online at

The five other regional sites this year include Auburn, Alabama; Bermuda Run, North Carolina; Cle Elum, Washington; Lansing, Michigan; and Las Vegas, Nevada.

The top five teams (30 total) and the low individual not on an advancing team (six total) from each regional site will advance to compete in the national championships on May 17-22 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.

UTSA’s NCAA Postseason History
This marks the 10th year UTSA has made an NCAA postseason team or individual appearance. Three Roadrunners have earned NCAA berths a combined four times as individuals, while UTSA also has advanced to postseason play seven times as a team in the program’s history, which started in 2005-06.

UTSA’s NCAA Appearances

Year        Tournament (Location)                                              Finish (Score)

2011       West Regional (Auburn, Wash.)                16th (311-313-313—937)

               Top Individual — Paola Valerio, T-63rd (78-78-78—234)

2012       Central Regional (Columbus, Ohio)           20th (317-326-319—962)

               Top Individual — Fabiola Arriaga, T-84th (82-80-77—239)

2013       Central Regional (Norman, Okla.)             17th (302-303-299—904)

               Top Individual — Paola Valerio, T-30th (76-72-73—221)

2014       West Regional (Cle Elum, Wash.)                              individual only

               Individual — Fabiola Arriaga, T-49th (77-78-77—232)

2018       Austin Regional (Texas)                            12th (298-295-299—892)

               Top Individual — Ana Gonzalez, T-29th (75-70-75—220)

2019       Norman Regional (Okla.)                          14th (303-301-299—903)

               Top Individual — Hannah Holzmann, T-51st (73-74-78—225)

2021       Louisville Regional (Ky.)                            13th (303-298-295—896)

               Top Individual — Ana Gonzalez, T-34th (74-75-74—223)

2022       Franklin Regional (Tenn.)                           6th (293-294-288—875)

               Top Individual —Camryn Carreon, T-4th (74-70-67—211)

2022       NCAA Championships (Scottsdale, Ariz.)                    individual only

               Individual — Camryn Carreon, MC (73-78-74—225)

2023       San Antonio Regional (Texas)                                   individual only

               Individual — Camryn Carreon, 1st (71-67-68—206)

2023       NCAA Championships (Scottsdale, Ariz.)                    individual only

               Individual — Camryn Carreon, MC (74-74-72—220)

Senior Standout
UTSA senior Camryn Carreon will make her fourth consecutive NCAA postseason appearance when she competes in the Bryan Regional on May 6-8 at Traditions Club. A year ago, Carreon earned a spot in the NCAA San Antonio Regional and eventually won the individual title by six shots to advance to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the second straight season. In 2022, the San Antonio native made the second of back-to-back regionals as a member of the UTSA lineup at the Franklin Regional in Tennessee. She tied for fourth overall and moved on to the NCAA Championships. The four-time all-conference performer made her first postseason appearance with the Roadrunners at the 2021 Louisville Regional, tying for 57th.

Carreon is on pace to shatter her own UTSA single-season record for stroke average of 72.54 from last season, as she carries a 70.88 mark through 33 rounds in 2023-24. She 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. 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 fall. Her other collegiate victory came at the 2023 Trinity Forest Invitational where she carded a school record 14-under 202 (68-69-65).

For her career, Carreon owns school standards for wins (4), scoring average (73.09), rounds played (145.5) and par-or-better rounds (58).

Sophomore Star
UTSA sophomore Daniela Abonce will make her NCAA postseason debut on May 6-8 at the Bryan Regional at Traditions Club. A native of Veracruz, Mexico, she earned an automatic qualifying spot after winning the American Athletic Conference Championship in April, firing a 9-under-par 207 (66-72-69) to claim the crown by one shot at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Florida. She became the sixth Roadrunner to win a conference title, joining Allie Jordan (2009, Southland Conference), Shannon Jungman (2012 Southland Conference), Fabiola Arriaga (2014 Conference USA), Julie Houston (2018 Conference USA) and Ana Gonzalez (2019 Conference USA). Additionally, her 207 matches Arriaga and Gonzalez for the best 54-hole total posted by a Roadrunner at a conference tournament.

The two-time all-conference selection currently boasts a 72.7 stroke average through 33 rounds. She has turned in 16 par-or-better scorecards, including eight sub-70 rounds, in 2023-24. She opened her sophomore campaign by firing a 12-under 204 — the second-best 54-hole total in program history which included the school’s low 36-hole total (68-68—136) — to tie for second place at the Sam Golden Invitational. She logged another top10  when she tied for ninth at 5-over 215 (74-67-74) at The Bruzzy in March. 

Carreon, Abonce Collect All-Conference Honors
UTSA standouts Daniela Abonce and Camryn Carreon were named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team on April 24. 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.

Batiste Off To Successful Start 
Summer Batiste is off to a successful start to her head coaching career. In her first seven seasons at the helm, she has guided UTSA to NCAA postseason appearances each year possible (the 2020 season was cut short in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic) to go along with a pair of team conference championships and three individual league crowns. She also guided Camryn Carreon to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona, in each of the past two seasons, the first Roadrunner to advance past an NCAA Regional. The two-time conference coach of the year has led the Roadrunners to seven total tournament titles and 16 all-conference certificates.

Now in its first season as a member of the American Athletic Conference, UTSA also has taken care of business in the classroom under Batiste’s leadership. The program placed 37 student-athletes on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll over a six-year stretch while collecting a total of 14 academic medals for a 3.75-or-better cumulative GPA. The Roadrunners boast three conference all-academic team honorees and have earned nine Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar awards during her tenure. They also have received three NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting an Academic Progress Rate among the top 10 percent nationally within the sport.

A native of Spring, Texas, Batiste spent three seasons as UTSA’s assistant coach before being named the program’s third head coach in July 2017. A former standout player for the Roadrunners in 2007-12, Batiste served as team captain her final two seasons and earned second-team All-Southland Conference honors in both 2010 and 2011. She shared individual medalist honors with teammate Taylor Newlin at the 2012 Islander Classic after shooting a 75-74-71—220 and she posted four additional top-five finishes during her career. She was a member of back-to-back NCAA Regional teams, tying for 89th (77-85-77—239) in 2011 and 104th (78-83-84—245) in 2012. The daughter of former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins football player Dana Batiste, she was a three-time winner of the UTSA Weight Room Warrior Award.