CORAL SPRINGS - Six members of the FGCU women's golf team earned Women's Golf Coaches Association All-Ameri-can Scholar accolades, as announced by the organization on Wednesday. The criteria for selection ranks as one of the most stringent in all of college athletics, with each award recipient earning a 3.50 cumulative grade point average or higher.
FGCU joins just Xavier and Eastern Michigan University as the only Division I women's golf programs to place six student-athletes on the list. No other Division I institution saw more golfers earn the distinction.
The group includes junior Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich. / Traverse City Central High School), junior Georgia Price (Winchester, England / Fort Myers High School), sophomore Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / S.M.K. Cochrane), sophomore Rebecca VanEtten (Trinity, Fla. / J.W. Mitchell High School), sophomore Sarah Detlefsen (Eagen, Minn. / Minnesota Virtual Academy) and recent graduate Megan VanEtten (Trinity, Fla. / J.W. Mitchell High School).
Guoynes, Price, Yong, Rebecca VanEtten and Detlefsen all received the honor following the 2012-13 season as well.
"I could not be more proud of Megan, Georgia, Chelsea, Sara, Rebecca and Myka," said head coach Sarah Trew. "They work incredibly hard to be successful not only on the golf course, but in the classroom as well. These young ladies are the epitome of the term student-athlete and I am thrilled to see them recognized."
The 2013-14 women's golf program set new marks for the program both athletically and academically. The Eagles set a new single-season scoring record with a team average of 307.88, while also setting a new benchmark academically.
The group earned a team grade point average of 3.8 in the fall semester and set the FGCU team record with a 3.92 during the spring of 2014.