Women’s Golf Earns Four All-American Scholars
Coral Springs, Fla. – Four members of the Lynn University women’s golf team have been named to the 2011-12 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, as announced on Friday.
Jessica Bradley (Fr., Bishops Nympton, England), Irene Calvo (So., Madrid, Spain), Louise Manalo (Fr., Brussels, Belgium) and Samantha Smolen (Fr., Lake Worth, Fla.) were all honored for having cumulative GPAs of at least a 3.50. Bradley is studying Hospitality Management, Calvo Business Administration, Manalo International Relations and Smolen Sports Management.
The Fighting Knights’ four selections tied Florida Southern for the most selections in the Sunshine State Conference while Nova Southeastern and Rollins each notched three honorees followed by Barry with two picks. The Blue & White tied a school record for most Scholar All-Americans set in 2002-03 when Courtney Krell, Veronica Maldonaldo, Jenny Moss and Ashley Nelson earned recognition.
Lynn University’s women’s golf team rose back to national prominence this season under the guidance of first-year head coach Danny Randolph. These Scholar All-America awards add to the three All-SSC selections, SSC and NGCA Coach of the Year recognition and All-America accolades for Calvo in addition to making the 11th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.