Six Trojans named All-America Scholars in program record

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s women’s golf team continues to show their commitment in the classroom as a program-record six Trojans were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholars for the 2018-19 season.

Senior Emelie Blennow, junior Thea Wakeford-Wesmann and freshmen Malena AusterslaattTilde BockerKellie Gachaga and Sydney Scraba were each recognized for their efforts, named to the team that has some of the most stringent academic requirements in college athletics. To be eligible, a player must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

All six posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring semester, helping lead the Trojan women’s golf program to a combined 3.726 GPA during the competition semester. Each boast a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher with the program’s cumulative mark just shy of 3.7.

For Blennow, the honor marks her fourth WGCA All-American Scholar accolade of her career as she earned her degree in marketing in May. Wakeford-Wesmann was recognized for the second time in her Trojan career while the four freshmen each picked up their first career All-American Scholar honors.

The six selections for Little Rock is the most of any Sun Belt Conference school as nearly 1,100 golfers from across all levels of collegiate athletics were recognized. The half dozen selections also sets a new program record for the Trojans, who had five golfers selected in 2018, 2017, 2015, and 2014.

Founded in 1983, the WGCA is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing its members and the student-athletes they represent.

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