Former Rocklin golfer Academic All American
ST. GEORGE, Utah – Dixie State University freshman women’s golfer Cailyn Cardall was named to the 2017-18 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholars awards list July 3.
Cardall, a former Rocklin High player who carries a 3.65 GPA majoring in elementary education, earned third team All-Pacific West Conference honors. In her debut season, Cardall collected five top-20 finishes in nine events. She posted a season-best 13th place (tie) showing at the PacWest Championships, and recorded three-straight top-20s (at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Western New Mexico University and Pacific West Conference) to close the spring season. In all, Cardall finished second on the team with a 78.37 scoring average in 19 competitive rounds with one round of par or better.
“I could not be prouder of Cailyn for earning WGCA All-American Scholar recognition. It is a very prestigious honor,” said DSU women’s golf head coach Lindsey Stucki. “Cailyn played in every event and was always on top of her academics, which is sometimes a hard adjustment as a freshman. This award just speaks to the type of person Cailyn is and she is an outstanding example of what it means to be a student-athlete."
In all, 1,011 women’s collegiate golfers across the country were recognized for their academic achievements by the WGCA. To be eligible to become a WGCA All-American Scholar, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA and participate in at least 50 percent of her team’s events.
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 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.