Four Amherst Golfers Named All-American Scholars

Four Amherst Golfers Named All-American Scholars

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Four members of Amherst's women's golf team, which excelled on the course this season, have also been recognized for their work in the classroom.

Emily Young '20, Jessica Jeong '20, Zoe Wong '18 and Morgan Yurosek '20 have each been named as All-American scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

A total of 1,011 women's collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

The Amherst women's golf team finished the year 14th in the country after qualifying for the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships. Yurosek was the top finisher for the Mammoths, while Wong was also on the scoring team. 

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.