Three members of Pioneers women's golf named WGCA All-American Scholars

All-American scholars

Coral Springs, Fla. – An extraordinary all-around season for the Transylvania women's golf team was certified on Tuesday as three members of the Transylvania women's golf team were named Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars for the 2017-2018 season.

Sophomores Lexie Lamar, Rachel Fine, and Rebecca Fine were each selected to the WGCA All-American Scholar list, comprising a total of 1,011 women's collegiate golfers across all three NCAA divisions.

According to the WGCA, selection criteria for being an All-American Scholar is the most stringent in collegiate athletics, requiring a student-athlete to have a 3.50 minimum grade-point average.

"It's an incredible challenge to succeed on the golf course and also in the classroom with their course loads and the attention to time management and I'm really proud of my student-athletes," said Transylvania head coach Tyrus York. "They've all helped created a culture here that emphasizes high performances in all areas of their college experience."  

The Transylvania women's golf team enjoyed a superb season, claiming its second conference title in the fall of 2017 and achieving its highest finish at the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Golf National Championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida at the Mission Inn Golf Course where the Pioneers took 15th place.

This is the second consecutive year Lamar has earned an All-American Scholar award and the first time for each of the Fine sisters, who completed their first year at Transylvania.

The Transylvania women's golf team now looks ahead to a promising 2018-19 season, set to begin in early September.

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