Program Record Six Commodores Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Recent graduate Louise Yu first five-time honoree

NASHVILLE, Tenn. โ€“ Vanderbilt womenโ€™s golf set a program record with six student-athletes named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars for their efforts in the classroom, as announced by the WGCA Tuesday afternoon.

Recent graduates Louise Yu and Auston Kim, along with returners Jayna Choi, Tess Davenport, Celina Sattelkau and Ariel Yu, were all recognized after impressive seasons on and off the course.

A total of 1,485 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with the prestigious honor by the WGCA. Under some of the most stringent criteria in all of college athletics, student-athletes must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher to be selected to the All-American Scholar Team.

L. Yu is the first Commodore in program history to garner honors for all five years of her collegiate career, while rising senior Choi received honors for three-straight years. Kim, Davenport and Sattelkau earned the distinction for the last two years, while the academic honor is a career first for A. Yu.

Last month, the program was one of eight Vanderbilt sport programs to record a perfect 1,000 score in the most recent NCAA Academic Progress Rates (APR) report. The marks are based from the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. Out of 15 Vandy teams, womenโ€™s golf had the second-best team GPA for the spring semester with a 3.69 GPA.

About the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA)

The Womenโ€™s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing womenโ€™s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 650 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.