Five Earn WGCA All-Scholar Award

Five Earn WGCA All-Scholar Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The Women's Collegiate Golf All-American Scholars were announced this week, and Jacksonville University Women's Golf put five of its student athletes on the list.

"I'm really proud of the entire team for their efforts in the classroom and on the golf course," said Head Coach Jennifer Borocz. 

Three sophomores, a freshman and a senior were selected to the team. Megan Collins, who recently graduated with a 3.503 cumulative GPA in marine science, was honored for the third consecutive year. Collins, an All-ASUN Second Team selection last season, will be returning to JU in the fall to continue her studies as the team's Graduate Assistant. 

Freshman Michelle Forsland made her mark in the classroom as well as on the course in her first year. The ASUN's Freshman of the Year and All-First Team selection was also recognized for her 3.8 GPA. Forsland is still undecided on a major. 

The team's three rising-juniors were also honored alongside Collins and Forsland. Amanda Detmer, with a 3.876 GPA in international business and Louise Persson, who is studying biochemistry and maintains a 3.948 GPA, were both honored for the second straight year. Maria Brunzell, a kinesiology major with a 4.0 GPA, rounded out the five JU Dolphins on the list. 

"We spend a good amount of time away from home and they are always studying and doing homework on the road. Their dedication to being a student-athlete is second to none," said Borocz. "They are some of the best representatives of Jacksonville University and its dedication to excellence." 

The WGCA All-American Scholar Team is not like other all-academic awards in college sports. The criteria to be named to the squad are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, most notably the minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA needed to even be considered.