ASU, UALR athletes named to scholars list
Five University of Arkansas at Little Rock athletes and a school-record seven Arkansas State University athletes were named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association on Wednesday, which tied ASU with Toledo, Yale and Lindenwood for the most selections in the nation.
Out of the WGCA’s 952 All-American scholars, ASU’s Aracelly Jimenez Rios, Marisa Marquez, Sarah Childers, Emma Miller, Beth Ann Compton, Grayson Gladden and Maci Brooks, and UALR’s Shania Berger, Emelie Blennow, Sabrina Bonanno, Lucy Owen and Peyton Weaver earned the honor. To become a scholar requires a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA and participation in at least 50 percent of the team’s tournaments.
Arkansas State now has placed multiple players on the list seven consecutive years.
Brooks, a senior last season, became the second ASU women’s golfer to achieve the recognition during all four years of her career, joining Anna Carling. Childers made her third consecutive appearance, while Miller, Compton and Jimenez Rios appeared on the list for the second consecutive year.
This is the third consecutive year that UALR’s Bonanno has made the list. Blennow is on the list for the second consecutive year, and Weaver returns to the list after making the cut in 2015.