BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Twelve Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) golfers were honored with All-America Scholar recognition by the Women's Golf Coaches' Association (WGCA) earlier this week.
Among those honored were Bethel senior Christine Piwnica and St. Catherine senior Kaitlyn Alvarez, who each earned WGCA All-America Scholar Team recognition for the fourth time. Other repeat honorees included Gustavus senior Jessica Nelson and St. Catherine junior Sydney Busker, both of whom collected their third straight All-America Scholar accolade, while Gustavus sophomore Kristin Cash and Macalester junior Ji Sue Song joined St. Thomas senior Emily Thul and junior Kate Drimel as back-to-back honorees.
A total of 1,011 women's collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor for the 2017-18 season. In order to be selected to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average.
|2017-18 MIAC WGCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR TEAM HONOREES|
|Name||Institution||Class||Hometown | High School||Previous Selections|
|Christine Piwnica||Bethel||Sr.||Victoria, Minn. | Southwest Christian||2017, 2016, 2015|
|Kristen Cash||Gustavus||So.||Roseville, Minn. | Mounds View||2017|
|Jessica Nelson||Gustavus||Sr.||Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata||2017, 2016|
|McKenzie Swenson||Gustavus||Sr.||Buffalo, Minn. | Benilde-St. Margaret's||--|
|Ji Sue Song||Macalester||Jr.||Surrey, B.C. | Southridge School||2017|
|Kaitlyn Alvarez||St. Catherine||Sr.||Eau Claire, Wis. | North||2017, 2016, 2015|
|Jordan Amelon||St. Catherine||Fy.||Iowa City, Iowa | West||--|
|Sydney Busker||St. Catherine||Jr.||Detroit Lakes, Minn.||2017, 2016|
|Olivia Matzke||St. Catherine||So.||Lake City, Minn. | Lincoln||--|
|Madeline Weinman||St. Catherine||So.||East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis||--|
|Kate Drimel||St. Thomas||Jr.||Alexandria, Minn. | Jefferson||2017|
|Emily Thul||St. Thomas||Sr.||St. Michael, Minn. | St. Michael-Albertville||2017|