Three SMSU golfers earn WGCA academic honors

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Three Southwest Minnesota State University golfers were selected to the 2019-20 Women’s Golf Coaches Association’s (WGCA) All-America Scholar Team for Division II on Monday.

Named to the team include SMSU sophomore Anneke Weg and freshmen Sally Gallagher and Sydney Noel.

A total of 1,401 women golfers in Division I, II, and III earned the honor. The criteria for selection to the All-Scholar Team include a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average.

Weg, a native of Worthington, recorded a GPA of 3.89 in biology. She finished with an 84.4 average in nine rounds during the 2019 season, but did not play during the spring season due to an injury. She carded a season-low 79 in first round of the Augustana Invite in September.

Gallagher, a native of Moville, Iowa, finished her first year at SMSU with a GPA of 3.96 in physical education & teaching. She closed the season with an 86.8 average in 13 rounds. She shot season-low 6-over 78 in second round of SMSU Spring Invite this past March.

Noel is a native of Northfield, and earned a 3.55 GPA in her first year at SMSU. She played in all 13 rounds this season, including a season best 93 in the second round of the SMSU Spring Invite in March.

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 650 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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