Four Bucs named WGCA All-American Scholars
Four Bucs named WGCA All-American Scholars
Monday, June 29, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (June 30, 2020) – Four ETSU women’s golfers were named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, which was announced by the organization on Monday. 

Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India), Kornbongkoat Sararat (Nong Khai, Thailand), Parkha Ijaz (Lahore, Pakistan) and Rimsha Ijaz (Lahore, Pakistan) were all recognized for their hard work in the classroom this past 2019-20 season. 

Kedlaya, an integrated marketing communications major, graduated this past spring with a 3.77 cumulative grade point average, while Sararat, who is majoring in corporate finance and investment, has generated a 3.51 GPA. The Ijaz sisters completed their freshman campaign with Rimsha, an international affairs major, posting a 3.94 GPA and Parkha, a psychology major, having a 3.77 GPA. 

As a team, the Bucs totaled a 3.818 GPA this past season, with all six golfers being placed on the SoCon Honor Roll after finishing the year with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  

“We place a high value on academic performance as well as on the golf course,” said ETSU head coach Stefanie Shelton. “These ladies proved that they can excel at both simultaneously throughout their collegiate career. I'm very proud of their accomplishment.” 

A total of 1,401 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, as student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.  

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