Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s golf sophomores Hazel Martin and Maya White were today named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars as the organization announced its 2018-19 honorees. The honor is the second for both of WCU’s second-year golfers over the last two seasons.
It is the 19th-straight year that Western Carolina has placed golfers among the annual honorees – and the 17th-consecutive year that WCU has had multiple selections.
White and Martin finished first-and-second, respectively, to pace the WCU squad in scoring average this year. Both were named to the 2019 Spring Academic All-Southern Conference team with Martin also selected to the 2018-19 SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
WCU’s two selections were among 23 across the Southern Conference including seven from UNCG, four from Mercer, three apiece from Chattanooga, Furman, and Samford, and one from Wofford. All told, a combined 1,097 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with the prestigious honor.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics including a minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.
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 nearly 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.
Western Carolina's All-Time WCGA All-American Scholars:
2000-01: Shelley Glenister
2001-02: Brooke Stillman
2002-03: Line Cordes, Ashley Hovda, Johanna Lundberg, Brandy Andersen
2003-04: Brandy Andersen, Erika Danford, Ashley Hovda, Bianca Melone
2004-05: Brandy Andersen, Bianca Melone
2005-06: Brandy Andersen, Erika Danford, Malin Fryk, Bianca Melone
2006-07: Bianca Melone, Malin Fryk, Elin Mickelsson
2007-08: Katja Dammann, Elin Mickelsson
2008-09: Elin Mickelsson, Rachel Nelson
2009-10: Malin Jansson, Blaire Minter, Rachel Nelson
2010-11: Malin Jansson, Blaire Minter, Rachel Nelson
2011-12: Christina Amoriello, Katie Kile, Maria Kjelldorff, Blaire Minter, Rachel Nelson
2012-13: Taylor Allison, Maria Kjelldorff
2013-14: Taylor Allison, Bethany Galloway, Mariah Hopkins, Olivia Landino, Ashley Thompson
2014-15: Bethany Galloway, Mariah Hopkins, Olivia Landino
2015-16: Maddi Caldwell, Bethany Galloway, Mariah Hopkins
2016-17: Amanda Floberg, Bethany Galloway