Women's Golf Team and Three Individuals Earn Academic Awards from WGCA

Women's Golf Team and Three Individuals Earn Academic Awards from WGCA

The Florida Southern women's golf team and three of its individuals have been recognized by the Women's Golf Coaches Association for their academic achievements during the 2018-19 school year. Under head coach Robbie Davis, the Moccasins had a team GPA of 3.636 to rank 16th in NCAA Division II, while senior Tori Higgins, sophomore Shelby Lewis, and freshman Nathalie Svensson were named WGCA All-American Scholars.

The top 25 teams for all three NCAA divisions, the NAIA, and junior college programs were recognized, with Cal State San Marcos the number one team in Division II with a 3.888 GPA, followed by Lindenwood at 3.874, and Lynn at 3.855. All of the top-25 Division II teams had a GPA of at least 3.582.

The University of New Mexico in Division I had the highest GPA across all levels of college golf at 3.903.

To be eligible for WGCA All-American Scholar honors, individual golfers must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better, making it one of the most stringent criteria in all of college athletics. Higgins, Lewis, and Svensson all played in at least nine tournaments for the Moccasins this season, helping them finish the regular season ranked No. 13 in the nation and earn a spot in the NCAA South Region Tournament. All three of them also had GPAs of 3.7 or higher.