July 2, 2014
2013-14 WGCA All-American Scholars
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars were announced on Wednesday and all five Utah Valley University starters made the cut.
Juniors Hannah Herman (marketing, 3.80 GPA), Heather Mathison (biology, 3.85 GPA) and Brooke Whittaker (psychology, 3.77 GPA) as well as freshmen Kimberly Nyhus (exercise science, 3.74 GPA) and Monica Yeates (business, 3.84 GPA) were all recognized by the WGCA. Whittaker was named to the prestigious honor for the third consecutive year while Herman and Mathison were for the second time and Nyhus and Yeates were for the first time.
To be eligible to become a WGCA All-American Scholar, one must hold above a 3.50 cumulative GPA, making it one of the most stringent academic awards in all of college athletics.
"This is an outstanding achievement for these 'student'-athletes who represent UVU so well on the course and in the classroom," head coach Sue Nyhus said. "I am very excited for them and congratulate them on their many accomplishments."
This season marks the second straight year that UVU has had five of its golfers named to the renowned honor.
The five individuals also tied Utah Valley for the second most golfers to make the cut of all Division I institutions. Eastern Michigan, Florida Golf Coast, Xavier and Yale led the way with six golfers apiece.
All five Wolverine golfers were also named Academic All-WAC earlier this week.
In all, 664 women's collegiate golfers were recognized 2013-14 WGCA All-American Scholars for Division I, II and III.