KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Four Kansas City women's golfers were named to the 2019 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team, announced by the national association earlier this week. Junior Jaime Bellingham, senior Cynthia Diaz Rueda, freshman Megan Lucas and sophomore Victoria Pavlik were each honored as each student-athlete eclipsed a 3.50 GPA.
The four Roos on the list marked the second highest amount amongst fellow Western Athletic Conference institutions. California Baptist and Seattle U each claimed five golfers.
Bellingham competed in 26 rounds and finished fourth on the team in stroke average (78.96).
Diaz Rueda played in all 10 events this past year and notched two top-10 overall finishes, including a third-place showing in the Kansas City Intercollegiate Invitational. She secured the second lowest stroke average (75.65) on the team and wrapped up her collegiate career with the lowest career stroke average (75.16) in Kansas City history.
In 23 rounds, Lucas averaged 80.22 strokes. Her best finish came at the 2018 fall-opening event, the Omaha Invitational Aug. 31-Sept. 1, with a 20th-place effort.
Pavlik participated in 15 rounds and recorded a 80.40 stroke average.
A total of 1,097 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor. Earlier this month, all four Roos were named to the 2019 Academic All-WAC Team.
For the complete list of WGCA recipients, CLICK HERE.