Women’s Golf Garners Four WGCA All-America Scholar Accolades

Women’s Golf Garners Four WGCA All-America Scholar Accolades

Coral Springs, Fla. – Four 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 Wednesday.  This marks the sixth consecutive year with at least three All-American Scholar selections for the Fighting Knights, and 12th consecutive year with at least one honoree.

A total of 952 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. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

The Fighting Knights were one of three schools from the Sunshine State Conference with four award winners, along with Barry and Saint Leo.  Overall, the SSC picked up 22 WGCA All-American Scholars as Florida Tech (3), Tampa (3), Nova Southeastern (2) and Rollins (2) all received recognition.

Among the members of the Blue and White to be honored were Jenny Ayala, Samantha Barber, Cristina Gutierrez and Kristina Ortiz.  Ayala and Barber are the eighth and ninth members of Lynn's women's golf program be three-time WGCA All-American Scholars while Gutierrez and Ortiz also repeated in their accolades.

Lynn finished the season at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Region 2 Tournament after qualifying for the postseason for the sixth consecutive year.  The Fighting Knights return all five starters, including All-SSC selection Samantha Barber.