Clausen And Jennings Named To WGCA All-American Scholar Team
DES MOINES, Iowa - Garnering recognition for their efforts in the classroom, Drake sophomore women's golfer Katie Clausen (Hinton, Iowa) and senior Hadley Jennings (Trenton, Mo.) were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.
Jennings received WGCA laurels for the fourth consecutive year after maintaining a 3.83 grade-point average in elementary education. Clausen collected accolades for the second time with a 3.90 GPA in information systems and marketing.
"I'm proud of Katie and Hadley for their academic achievements," Drake head coach Leanne Smith commented. "They both have a great work ethic and it shows both academically and athletically. It is great to see them add to our growing list of Academic All-Americans."
Jennings posted a team-best 78.3 average for 29 rounds this past season, including recording 18 rounds of 79 or better. She capped her campaign firing a career-low 70 during the second round of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship en route to finishing tied for 11th with a 226 (78-70-77) scorecard.
Clausen finished the campaign with an 86.2 average over 20 rounds, including carding a career-low 78 to open the MVC Championship en route to posting a season-best scorecard (78-83-81=242)
The WGCA All-American Scholar Golf Teams recognize outstanding academic and athletic achievements in women's college golf across Division I, II and III. A total of 664 women's collegiate golfers were honored. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with student-athletes needing to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.