CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Three members of the Indiana State women’s golf team have been named All-American Scholars for 2012-2013 by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) it was announced today. Selected from Indiana State were Emily Dixon, Christina Beyerl and McCall Christopher.
Dixon is just the second member of the Sycamore women’s golf team to receive the honor all four years, joining Mackenzie Mack (2007-2010). As a senior at Indiana State, Dixon earned a 3.97 grade point average (GPA) while majoring in Athletic Training. She is also a two-time selection for the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete team (2012, 2013).
Beyerl received her third honor in four years of competition at Indiana State with a 3.53 GPA while majoring in Psychology. Christopher also received her third award in three years of competition with a 3.69 GPA while majoring in Athletic Training.
Three other former Sycamores received three awards during their time at Indiana State including Kayley Bodine (2007-2009), Diana Price (2008-2009, 2011), and Breanna Smith (2008-2010). Smith is also the only other Sycamore to receive two selections to the MVC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete team.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.
Two other Valley schools had three selections to the All-American Scholar team including Southern Illinois (Cassie Rushing/Sport Administration, Mattie Lindner/Journalism, Shaina Rennegarbe/Biology) and Wichita State (Bryce Schroeder/Communications, Hollie Weatherburn/Journalism, Meghan Schutz/Pre-Forensic Science).
Bradley led the Valley with four selections (Allison Walsh/History and Social Studies Education, Cassandra Marschall/Health Science, Christie Lin/Actuarial Science, Thea Hedemann/Chemistry Pre-Professional). Drake had two (Hadley Jennings/Education, Kathryn Clausen/Business) as did Illinois State (Hayley Guyton/Marketing, Katie Jean/Actuarial Science). Also named was Missouri State’s Emma Clegg (Geography).