Coral Springs, Fla. - The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced its All-American Scholars for Divisions I, II, and III on Monday, July 1st. Among the list of 644 total women’s collegiate golfers were four members of the Gustavus Adolphus women’s golf team. Representing the Gusties on this year’s WGCA All-American Scholar Team was Kayleigh Dittes (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.), Liz Strom (So., Fargo, N.D.), Chloe Altmann (Fy., Olivia, Minn.), and Emilie Anderson (Fy., Osceola, Wis.).
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative grade point average needed to make earn the honor is 3.50.
A senior who graduated in June with a degree in biology, Kayleigh Dittes turned in a cumulative grade point average of 3.83. Dittes led the team with a stroke average of 80.5 and was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree following the season. Liz Strom, a sophomore communication studies major with GPA of 3.71, finished third on the team with a stroke average of 84.5. First-years Chloe Altmann and Emilie Anderson have yet to declare a major but finished their rookie season with stroke averages of 86.7 and 90.0, respectively. Altmann carries a GPA of 3.56 while Anderson has a GPA of 3.70.
To go along with the four Gusties on the team, five other golfers from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference earned a spot on this year’s team. Other All-American Scholars from the MIAC included Taylor Wells of Carleton, and Cassy Norton, Doyle O’Brien, Erin Dingmann, and Kaitlyn Hennessy of St. Thomas.
For a complete list of recipients, please follow the link below.