Women’s Golf Secures Five WGCA All-America Scholar Awards

Women’s Golf Secures Five WGCA All-America Scholar Awards

Coral Springs, Fla. – Five members of Lynn University's women's golf team were selected as All-American Scholars, as announced by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday.  This marks the seventh consecutive year with at least three All-American Scholar selections for the Fighting Knights, and 13th consecutive year with at least one honoree.

A total of 1,011 women's collegiate golfers from NCAA Division I, II and III and NAIA were recognized as WGCA All-American Scholars. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, requiring a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

Among the members of the Blue and White to be honored were Jenny Ayala, Samantha Barber, Helen Kreuzer, Kristina Ortiz and Matilda Wahren.

Ayala and Barber become just the third and fourth players in program history to be four-time WGCA All-American Scholars, joining Jessica Bradley ('15) and Maha Haddioui ('10). Ortiz picks up her third consecutive accolade while Kreuzer and Wahren are first-time honorees.

The Fighting Knights had a program-best five honorees for the fourth time in school history. Lynn, Saint Leo and Florida Tech all led the Sunshine State Conference with five award winners, followed by Tampa with four.

About the Women's Golf Coaches Association
The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.