Austin, Texas – Transylvania women's golf junior Rachel Fine has been named a 2018-19 CoSIDA / Google Cloud Academic All-American Second Team selection for at-large sports, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Wednesday.
Fine, a junior from Lexington, Kentucky (Dunbar HS) is the first Transylvania student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in six years and the first Pioneer to win the award in women's golf.
The junior was one of 15 student-athletes from across the country at the Division III level to be chosen to the All-American Second Team and was one of two golfers to earn selection onto the Second Team. The at-large categories pull student-athletes from nine different sports.
A mathematics major and a chemistry minor, Fine won the individual medalist honors in the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Tournament this past season in guiding the Pioneers to their second consecutive NCAA national championship appearance. Fine was part of the first Pioneers women's golf team to make back-to-back appearances at the NCAA National Championships with Transylvania's May 2019 appearance at Bay Oaks Country Club.
After collecting HCAC Most Valuable Player honors to conclude the fall portion of the 2018-2019 season, Fine continued her stellar play on the links into the spring, culminating with Transylvania delivering a 15th-place team finish at the NCAA National Championships in Houston, Texas in May, tying for the program's best finish at the championship event.
Along with her performance on the course, Fine recorded a 4.00 grade-point average in the classroom, one of 19 women across the Division III All-American teams to do so.
The award follows her selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team last month which pulls winners from eight different districts around the country at the Division III level. The final list of Academic All-American winners was pared from the full list of All-District awardees.
The CoSIDA Academic All-American award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom.
Fine has also been named to the Dean's List in every semester she has attended at Transylvania. As a sophomore Fine won the Henry Clay Award which recognizes a sophomore student who has completed at least 12 course units as a full-time student and possesses the highest cumulative grade-point average in courses taken at Transylvania University.
In addition to her classroom and athletic endeavors, Fine is involved with the American Medical Student Association, serves as an ACE Tutor at Transylvania University's Tutoring Center, and was nominated by her mathematics professors to serve as an Academic Program Resource Guide for students at Transylvania majoring in mathematics.
Log on to CoSIDA.com for the full list of Academic All-Americans.
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