CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Three University of Wyoming Cowgirl golfers have been named All-American Scholar’s by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) that was announced Monday. Junior Kathleen Kershisnik became the first three-time winner for Wyoming. Junior Emily Woodard was honored for the second year in a row while freshman Sarah Hankins was honored for the first time. This year also marks the second time that three different Cowgirls have been All-American’s in the same year. Mikala Henzlik, Kaelee Aegerter and Laura Mengelkamp were named All-American scholars during the 2007 season.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these three over the past year in the classroom and on the golf course,” UW head coach Josey Stender said. “It really shows how much work they put into being a student-athlete. Each one is very deserving and this is great recognition for the Wyoming program.”
Becoming the first ever three-time winner for the Cowgirls, Kershisnik, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., is majoring in kinesiology and health promotion at UW and has been selected to the Mountain West Academic All-Conference Team twice. On the course this past season, she averaged 80.4 strokes per round.
A native of Cheyenne, Wyo., Woodard is majoring in chemistry at UW and completed her third season with the Cowgirls this past spring. Her second best finish of the season came at the Mountain West Championship and she finished the year averaging 81.1 strokes per round. Woodard was a 2013 Mountain West Scholar Athlete while garnering her first Mountain West Academic All-Conference selection.
A native of Thornton, Colo., Hankins is majoring in mechanical engineering at UW. On the course, she averaged 81.1 strokes per round this past year. Hankins competed in three tournaments during each the fall and spring.
A total of 758 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum GPA for the honor is 3.50.