Three Mountaineers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

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July 12, 2019
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Three Mountaineers Named WGCA All-American Scholars


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Three Appalachian State women’s golf team members were named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) for the 2018-19 season.


Junior Melany Chong, sophomore Mogie Adamchik and senior Joliana Elias were all selected for this prestigious honor, including Chong for the third straight year. These three student-athletes helped carry the women’s golf team to a team GPA of 3.36 for the year. The team also accomplished a perfect single-year APR score while the team’s GPA ranked fifth-highest among all 18 App State programs.


The trio of student-athletes helped lead the Mountaineers to three team tournament victories during the 2018-19 season. 


A total of 1,097 women’s collegiate golfers earned the honor, presented by 18Birdies. 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 to be considered for the honor is 3.50.


The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.