Check out our watch list for USA TODAY HSSA Girls Golfer of Year, presented by GolfWeek!

Who will make the final cut for this year's national show? Keep an eye out for the fourth annual USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, coming in the summer of 2024!
Who will make the final cut for this year's national show? Keep an eye out for the fourth annual USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, coming in the summer of 2024!

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards is pleased to announce its watch list for 2023-24 USA TODAY HSSA Girls Golfer of the Year, presented by GolfWeek!

This initial list includes 50 current student-athletes who meet the nomination criteria for this year’s national Girls Golfer of the Year award. These athletes were either nominees in last year’s national show, or athletes who were seriously considered based on season-wide performance, state championships and any other state, regional and/or national recognition.

Watch last year's full show: 2023 USA TODAY High School Sports Awards

Here's a little more about this year's program and how it works:

The official 2023-24 USA TODAY HSSA Girls Golf Team will be announced later this spring. All 25 final team members will be honored as nominees for national Girls Golfer of the Year. The winner will be revealed during the fourth annual USA TODAY High School Sports Awards. Visit the event website for updates leading up to this summer's on-demand event, and to view all of the award winners from last year's show!

Note: The purpose of this watch list is to track eligible nominees for this year’s national show. Athletes could be removed from this list if they no longer play for their high school team (either by choice or injury), or if their high school no longer participates in a state-sanctioned championship tournament for this sport.

Who else should we be tracking for national Girls Golfer of the Year?

This watch list is only a starting point. All student-athletes who compete for state-sanctioned interscholastic championships are eligible for our program. Player of the Year suggestions can be submitted to both roleary@usatventures.com and BFontana@usatventures.com.

2023-24 USA TODAY HSSA Girls Golf Watch List, presented by GolfWeek:

Maddy Bante — SR | St. Mary's Academy | Englewood, Colorado

Trinity Beth — SO | Marshall County High School | Benton, Kentucky

Kallyn Black — SO | Lake Oconee Academy | Greensboro, Georgia

Frances Brown — JR | UMS-Wright Prep | Mobile, Alabama

Ava Bunker — SO | Columbus North High School | Columbus, Indiana

Karlie Campbell — SR | Summertown High School | Summertown, Tennessee

Leigh Chien — SR | Santa Margarita Catholic High School | Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Sophie Christopher — SR | Houston High School | Germantown, Tennessee

Olivia Cong — SR | Poolesville High School | Poolesville, Maryland

Haley Davis — JR | Forest High School | Ocala, Florida

Sophia Ellestad — JR | St. Agnes Academy | Houston, Texas

Carys Fennessy — JR | Dover High School | Dover, New Hampshire

Sirina Ganne — JR | Holmdel High School | Holmdel, New Jersey

Alexandra Gazzoli — SR | Matanzas High School | Palm Coast, Florida

Sydney Givens — SR | Vandegrift High School | Austin, Texas

Morgan Guepet — SR | St. Martin's Episcopal School | Metairie, Louisiana

Kathryn Ha — JR | Salem High School | Salem, Virginia

Logan Hale — SR | Erie High School | Erie, Colorado

Jaci Hartman — SR | Turner High School | Burneyville, Oklahoma

Caroline Hawkins — SO | Blythewood High School | Blythewood, South Carolina

Lisa Herman — SO | Jenks High School | Jenks, Oklahoma

Brenna Higgins — JR | Valor Christian High School | Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Alina Ho — SR | Langley High School | McLean, Virginia

Kinslea Jones — JR | Maize High School | Maize, Kansas

Ryleigh Knaub — JR | Lake Mary High School | Lake Mary, Florida

Brynn Kort — JR | Coronado High School | Henderson, Nevada

Ashley Lam — SR | Skyline High School | Salt Lake City, Utah

Eden Lohrbach — SR | Gilbert High School | Gilbert, Iowa

Aadyn Long — JR | Lone Peak High School | Highland, Utah

Olivia Lovegrove — SR | Lincoln Christian School | Lincoln, Nebraska

Reese Mccauley — SR | Simley High School | Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

Avery Mccrery — JR | Tower Hill School | Wilmington, Delaware

Megan Meng — SR | Hopewell Valley Central High School | Pennington, New Jersey

Madison Messimer — JR | Myrtle Beach High School | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Mary Miller — SR | Savannah Christian Prep | Savannah, Georgia

Anna Kate Nichols — SR | Pulaski Academy | Little Rock, Arkansas

Elizabeth Rudisill — JR | Myers Park High School | Charlotte, North Carolina

Morgan Rupp — JR | Linn-Mar High School | Marion, Iowa

Rylee Salome — JR | Belen High School | Belen, New Mexico

Ava Schroeder — SR | Twin Falls High School | Twin Falls, Idaho

Chloe Sirkin — JR | Grapevine High School | Grapevine, Texas

Izzy Stricker — SR | Waunakee High School | Waunakee, Wisconsin

Kennedy Swedick — SR | Albany Academy for Girls | Albany, New York

Nicole Tang — FR | Bellevue High School | Bellevue, Washington

Lauren Timpf — SR | Lutheran High School North | Macomb, Michigan

Francesca Tomp — JR | North Eugene High School | Eugene, Oregon

Kylie Walker — SR | Westosha Central High School | Salem, Wisconsin

Helen Yeung — SR | River Hill High School | Clarksville, Maryland

GaEun Athena Yoo — JR | Lambert High School | Suwanee, Georgia

Angela Zhang — FR | Bellevue High School | Bellevue, Washington

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2024 USA TODAY High School Sports Awards Girls Golf Watch List