JONESBORO — The Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced Monday its 2019-20 All-American Scholars, and Arkansas State placed six student-athletes on the prestigious list to tie the third most in the nation among all NCAA and NAIA institutions.
This year’s WGCA All-American Scholars list includes A-State’s Maria Jose Atristain Vega, Kayla Burke, Grayson Gladden, Sydni Leung, Olivia Schmidt and Elise Schultz.
Arkansas State’s six selections were only one less than its school-record seven in 2017. The six selections are tied for the most among the Sun Belt Conference membership.
The WGCA All-American Scholars Team requires a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA and participation in at least 50 percent of the team’s tournaments in order to be eligible for the honor. Arkansas State has now place multiple players on the list 10 consecutive years.
Atristain Vega, a junior last season, achieves the recognition for the third straight season while Schmidt, a sophomore in 2019-20, appears for the second straight year.
Gladden, a senior last season, along with Burke, Leung and Schultz, freshmen in 2019-20, were tabbed an All-American Scholar for the first time.