The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars were announced today and Lenoir-Rhyne's Ainee O'Connor earned the prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with the minimum GPA set a 3.50. Despite the tough criteria, O'Connor has earned three straight WGCA All-American Scholar selections.
O'Connor, a junior from Kent, England, is a German major and also earned a spot on the South Atlantic Conference Commisioner's Honor Roll this year. On the course, O'Connor helped the Bears to a second place finish in the SAC Tournament with a seventh-place finish. O'Connor's effort was good enough for SAC All-Tournament Second Team honors with her score of 226.
The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.