Transylvania women’s golfers named 2016-17 All-American Scholars

Transylvania women’s golfers named 2016-17 All-American Scholars

Coral Springs, Fla. – Two members of the Transylvania women's golf team were named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association this past week.

Junior Lindsay Bloom (Lewisport, Ky. / Hancock Co.) and freshman Lexie Lamar (Lewisport, Ky. / Hancock Co.) were one of 952 women's collegiate golfers recognized by the WGCA for their academic excellence.

"We are extremely proud of Lindsay and Lexie for recently being named All-American Scholars," said women's golf head coach Tyrus York. "Being able to balance academics and athletics and still perform at a high level in the classroom is a great accomplishment."

According to the WGCA, criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team demands a student-athlete to achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50.

"For Lindsay to do this in her junior year as classes become increasingly more difficult is a testament to her hard work and dedication to being a student-athlete," added York. "Lexie earning this accomplishment as a freshman is very impressive, showing her ability to adjust to college, not just on the golf course, but also in the classroom."  

The award is the first for both Bloom and Lamar in their careers.

"We want our program to be able to compete for conference and national championships, but at the end of the day, seeing our players have success in the classroom at the same time is what it is all about," said York.

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