Southern Miss Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars
HATTIESBURG, Miss -- The Women's Golf Coaches Association announced the All-American Scholars for the 2016-17 season and Southern Miss enjoyed four selections to this prestigious list.
Seniors Kelly Erasmus and Emily Ross, Junior Kayla Bloor and Sophomore Valentina Haupt were each chosen for this honor with the criteria for the selection to the All-American Scholar Team being some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. Eligible golfers had to play in at least five tournaments and have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Erasmus finished the season was a 74.67 stroke average and finished her Southern Miss career with 10 top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish at the Golden Eagle Jam, the most birdies sunk in a single-season and a second team all-conference recognition. Ross' 2016-17 campaign averaged a stroke of 77.30 with a top-10 finish. Bloor medaled at the Carey Collegiate Fall Classic and averaged a 75.43 every round, while Haupt's season average of 75.85 came with two top-10 finishes.
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.