WGCA Tabs Four Spartans as Scholar All-Americans

WGCA Tabs Four Spartans as Scholar All-Americans

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - The University of Tampa women's golf team had four student-athletes recognized as the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars were announced on Tuesday. A total of 1,011 women's collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor.

Tampa's honorees include Sofia Cadavid, Heather Kipniss, Kiira Riihijarvi and Jess Wild.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), formerly known as the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), began in 1983 as an organization to promote participation in women's collegiate golf. The vision of the WGCA since its inception has been to encourage the playing of intercollegiate golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. The WGCA instills within coaches of women's golf a deeper sense of responsibility for the promotion, development, maintenance, and conduct of competitive golf for women.

Today, the WGCA represents the finest coaches in women's golf with a membership of over 600 coaches of Division I, II & III, NAIA and NJCAA collegiate programs. The organization provides its membership with numerous benefits including industry recognition through prestigious awards, opportunity to participate in educational and networking events, cost-savings through association sponsored programs and communication through its many features on www.wgcagolf.com. WGCA is governed by a 16 member Board of Directors including women's collegiate golf coaches at Division I, II & III institutions. The WGCA Headquarters is based in Coral Springs, Florida and is staffed by Executive Director Roger M. Yaffe and Membership Services Representative Paige Thompson.

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