CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division I All-American Scholars were announced on Monday, July 1st with five Eagles having been recognized with the honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are considered some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with the minimum GPA requirement being a 3.50.
FGCU was one of 16 Division I women’s golf programs to place five student-athletes on the WGCA’s list. The quintuplet of Eagles consist of junior-to-be Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS), junior-to-be Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS), sophomore-to-be Mei Khuan Yong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane), sophomore-to-be Rebecca Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell HS) and sophomore-to-be Sarah Detlefsen (Eagen, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy).
“I am extremely proud of each of these young ladies. They are the epitome of the term student-athlete because of the hard work they put in on and off the course,” said FGCU head coach Sarah Trew. “In order to be named to the All-American Scholar team, one must meet academic and athletic requirements. This group has set the bar very high for years to come and I could not be more proud to coach such a well-rounded group of individuals.”
A communications major, Price is coming off a solid sophomore year in which she was named to the All-Atlantic Sun second team after compiling a 76.76 scoring average, aided by a first place finish at the JU Courtyard Classic (Oct. 15-16).
Guoynes had an average score of 78.71 during the 2012-13 season with her highest finish having been 11th at the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational (Mar. 17-19).
Yong finished the year with an average score of 78.14 with her best finish of the season being 18th, having happened twice, at the JU Courtyard Classic (Oct. 15-16) and the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational (Mar. 17-19). Yong, along with Guoynes, are both majoring in PGA Golf Management.
Rebecca Van Etten closed out the 2012-13 year with a 83.48 scoring average for the sophomore-to-be and journalism major.
Pursuing a degree in Political Science, sophomore-to-be Sarah Detlefsen had her best performance of the year at the A-Sun Championships (Apr. 15-17) where she finished 18th to lift her scoring average to 79.31.
A total of 644 women’s collegiate golfers were named to the 2012-13 WGCA All-American Scholar Team, with winners coming from Division I, II, III and NAIA schools.