Four Bears Earn WGCA All-American Scholar Team Honors

Four Bears Earn WGCA All-American Scholar Team Honors


St. Louis, Mo., July 5, 2018 –
The Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team had four student-athletes named to the 2017-18 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team, as announced by the organization.

A total of 1,011 women's collegiate golfers were recognized. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of the college athletics. The minimum cumulative grade point average is 3.50.

Junior Hanna Jia, classmate Sabrina Ho, sophomore Emily Carnes and classmate Samantha Haubenstock each received the honor for the Bears. Jia earned her third consecutive award while Carnes and Haubenstock picked up their second straight honors.

Jia led the group with a 4.00 GPA in biochemistry while Carnes finished the year with a 3.95 GPA in biochemistry with a minor of psychology. Haubenstock and Ho finished the academic year with 3.68 GPA's with Haubenstock majoring in marketing and psychology and Ho studying computer engineering.

WashU won three tournaments in 2017-18 and earned its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament since 2015. The Bears won the Illinois Wesleyan University Fall Classic, the Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic and the Golfweek D3 Invite and placed 10th of 25 teams at nationals. The 2017-18 team finished the season with a 315.33 stroke average.