Anna Nordqvist selected for Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Fame

TEMPLEArizona – Sun Devil women’s golf legend Anna Nordqvist has been announced as part of the 2022 class of the Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Fame.

“We are extremely proud of Anna for all that she has accomplished during her illustrious career,” said Sun Devil Women’s Golf Head Coach. Missy Farr Kaye noticed. “She is a proud Sun Devil and well deserving of this honor. There is no doubt that she is one of the best players we have ever had through our program.”

Nordqvist is one of seven Hall of Fame inductees as part of a busy class of 2022, joined by two Hall of Distinction selections. Nordqvist becomes the 19th person from the Sun Devil Women’s Golf to enter the Hall of Fame and is the 20th overall inductee related to the program. This is the second consecutive class in which women’s golf has been represented. The most recent inductions were in 2019, when the 1995 Women’s Golf Team was honored. Here’s more on what made Nordqvist a clear candidate for a coveted spot in the Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Fame:

Considered one of the most talented members of the famous Sun Devil women’s golf program. Made a significant impact during her time in Tempe before turning pro midway through her junior season as she finished tied for fifth at the 2008 NCAA Championships, helping the Sun Devils to a top-five finish. Named 2008-09 National Player of the Year and Mid-Season All-American before deciding to play professionally after the fall campaign, she was voted NGCA First-Team All-American in each of her two full seasons (2007 & 2008). Named the 2007 NGCA National Rookie of the Year in addition to earning Freshman All-American honor after a stellar freshman campaign, Nordqvist tied for the 2007 Pac-10 title in his freshman season. Received Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year honors for his efforts, landed on the Pac-10 First-Team All-Conference list in each of his two full seasons, and displayed the incredible accomplishment of finishing tied at the second or better in 11 of his 24 career tournaments. A two-time NGCA All-Academic and 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team selection, she was a 2007 PING/ASU Invitational Champion and 2008 PING/ASU Invitational Co-Champion. Shone in several important amateur tournaments in the middle of his collegiate career. Helped Sweden win the 2008 World Amateur, placed second individually at the 2008 World Amateur and won the 2008 Ladies British Open Amateur.

Was immediately successful in the professional ranks, becoming one of the top competitors on the LPGA Tour for over a decade. She won three major championships: the 2009 LPGA Championship, the 2017 Evian Championship and the 2021 British Women’s Open and became the only non-American woman to have won major championships in three different decades (2000s, 2010s and 2020s ). It didn’t take long for him to claim his first major LPGA title, winning the 2009 McDonald’s LPGA Championship in his rookie season. Earned 76 top-10 finishes during her LPGA career, proving to be one of the top competitors on the tour. Has become a consistent and successful presence for Team Europe, having played in six consecutive Solheim Cups, a Ryder Cup-style event for female golfers. Represented his native Sweden at the Rio and Tokyo Olympics, one of four Sun Devils competing for his country at the 2016 and 2021 Summer Games. Earned over $11 million during of his professional career.

ABOUT THE HALL OF FAME

The SDA Hall of Fame was established in 1975 to honor the school’s most distinguished student-athletes in all sports. Student-athletes become eligible for Hall of Fame induction 10 years after graduation from their senior class. The Hall of Distinction, recognizing the outstanding contributions of coaches and administrators, was inaugurated in 1982.



ASU Hall of Fame Class of 2022
Caitlin Andrew – Women’s Swimming
Briann January – Women’s Basketball
Anna Nordqvist – Women’s Golf
Jessica Pressley – Women’s T&F*
Anthony Robles – Wrestling*
Terrell Suggs – Soccer
Ryan Whiting – Men’s T&F*
* = NCAA Individual Champion



Hall of Distinction Class of 2022
Don Bocchi – Assistant Football Coach and Senior Associate Sporting Director

Charli Turner Thorne – Head coach of women’s basketball

WOMEN’S SUN DEVIL GOLF IN HALL OF FAME
Anna Nordqvist / 2007-09 / Inducted 2022
1995 Sun Devil Women’s Golf Team / Inducted 2019
Grace Park / 1998-2000 / Inducted 2011
Kellee Booth / 1995-1999 / Inducted 2010
Emilee Klein / 1993-1994 / Inducted in 2009
Brandie Burton / 1989-1990 / Inducted 2008
Wendy Ward / 1992-1995 / Inducted 2007
Tina Tombs / 1981-1985/ Inducted in 2006
Amy Fruhwirth / 1986-1991/ Inducted in 2005
Pamela Wright / 1986-1988 / Inducted 2004
Pearl Sinn / 1986-1989/ Inducted 2002
Mary Bea Porter / 1968-1973 / Inducted 2001
Lauri Merten / 1979-1982 / Inducted in 2000
Cathy Gaughan Mant / 1968-1972 / Inducted 1999
Danielle Ammaccapane / 1984-1987 / Inducted in 1997
Heather Farr / 1983-1985 / Inducted 1990
Alice Miller / 1974-1978 / Inducted 1985
Jane Bastanchury / 1968-70 / Inducted in 1980
Carol Sorenson / 1960-1964 / Inducted 1976
Joanne Gunderson Carner / 1957-1961 / Charter Inductee 1975