Lumberjack golfer Sophia Choi has won the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year Award, becoming the first player in league history to win the honor three times.

Choi, a senior from Chandler, played in nine tournaments, averaging 75.81 strokes per round. Choi won her first tournament of the season, the NAU LaQuinta Mountain Shootout. She tied for second at the Cal Poly tournament and finished second at the Red Rocks Invitational in Sedona.

Choi made the All-Conference team four consecutive seasons, becoming the third player in league history to accomplish the feat. Montana State’s Jen McGregor was All-Conference from 1993-1996. NAU’s Louise Davis was All-Conference from 1997-2000.

As a freshman in 2005, Choi won the Big Sky Championship. She’ll try for her second title beginning next Monday at the 2008 Big Sky Championship at Foothills Golf Club in Phoenix.