The Northern Kentucky University women’s golf team continues its tradition of collecting academic accolades, as five Norse were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars on Wednesday.
Tara Clark, Sarah Kellam, Mackenzie Laumann and Ryleigh Waltz each earned the honor for the fourth-straight year, while sophomore Macy Wright collected the recognition for the second year in a row.
In order to garner recognition as an All-American Scholar, women’s collegiate golfers must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Clark, Kellam, Laumann and Waltz achieved the feat all four years of their collegiate career. Wright is following suit, as she is a perfect two-for-two in earning the award.
“I couldn’t be more proud of what these five individuals have achieved in the classroom,” said Daryl Landrum, head coach. “They embody what it truly means to be a student-athlete, exhibiting the same competitive drive in the classroom as they do on the course.”
Since the 2003 season, 16 different Norse have amassed 34 All-American Scholar nods. In addition to Clark, Kellam, Laumann and Waltz, Alicia Lawrence collected the honor all four years (2005-08).
Northern Kentucky women’s golf has been a contender in both Horizon League Championships. The Norse finished runner-up in 2016 and settled for third this year despite being in a tense four-team battle with eventual-winner Cleveland State, Youngstown State and Oakland that wasn’t decided until the final three holes.
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