Four Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Jul 8, 2019

Credit MSU Athletics

After claiming the Team Academic Award at the Morehead State Annual Awards Banquet, women's golf continues to excel in the classroom as they had four individuals named Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year.

A total of 1,097 women's collegiate golfers, including 25 from the Ohio Valley Conference, were bestowed the prestigious honor of being named a WGCA All-American Scholar. The distinction carries some of the most stringent selection criteria in all of college athletics, with athletes needing to carry a minimum grade point average of 3.50.

Senior Gypsie Hutchinson, redshirt junior Bridget Connolly, and sophomores Sarah Black and Isabella Washka claimed the prestigious honor, giving the Eagles at least one All-American Scholar in each of the last ten seasons.

"I am very proud of Gypsie, Bridget, Sarah, and Bella for their efforts on and off the golf course and representing Morehead State with such class," said head coach Stephanie Barker. "This national academic honor is one of the toughest to earn amongst all of college athletics. These young women are tremendous students, golfers, and most importantly, wonderful individuals."

In addition to claiming the Morehead State Team Academic Award with a cumulative team GPA of 3.702, women's golf was one of six Eagle athletic programs to achieve a perfect score in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate report.

Overall, 17 individual Eagle golfers have been named WGCA All-American Scholars since 2010 while their four total selections mark the most for the program since 2016.