Four from women’s golf named WGCA All-American Scholars

Four from women’s golf named WGCA All-American Scholars

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Four members of the Saint Leo women's golf team were among those recognized as All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) on Wednesday.

Senior Marie Coors, juniors Amanda Jakobsson and Vilde Eriksen, and freshman Izzy Lawrence were each named to the squad. Honorees on the WGCA All-American Scholars list must have a 3.50-or-better cumulative GPA during the 2016-17 academic year.

Saint Leo's four representatives on the WGCA All-American Scholars list were among 15 from the Sunshine State Conference.

Coors, who was the WGCA Division II Golfer of the Year and a First Team All-American, finished the season as Division II's top golfer with a 72.16 stroke average over 32 rounds. She took medalist honors in three events during the 2016-17 season, including the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship. Academically, Coors was a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) First Team Academic All-American, and the Academic All-America of the Year in the At-Large group. She also received the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the NCAA women's golf championship for having the highest GPA of any participant.

Jakobsson, a WGCA Honorable Mention All-America selection, finished the season with a 74.50 stroke average over 28 rounds. She took medalist honors at the Stetson University Babs Steffens Invitational, posting a four-under 212 over the 54-hole tournament. Jakobsson posted one other top-five finish during the season, and recorded six finishes among the top 10.

Eriksen recorded a 76.23 stroke average over 26 rounds in 2016-17, taking medalist honors (-6, 138) at the Saint Leo Invitational after winning a one-hole playoff against Florida Tech's Brittany LaPadula. Her 66 in the second round of the Saint Leo Invite matched the program record for best individual round.

Lawrence charted a 77.27 stroke average over 26 rounds in her freshman campaign. Her best finish of the season came at the Armstrong State University Pirate Women's Invitational where she carded a seven-over 223 over 54 holes.

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