Elizabeth Barrett, Emily Bristow Tabbed 2016-17 WGCA All-American Scholars

Action photos by Mike Dickie; head shots by Patrick Stewart.
Action photos by Mike Dickie; head shots by Patrick Stewart.

WGCA news release

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.–Elizabeth Barrett and Emily Bristow of the Adrian College women's golf team were named on Thursday to the prestigious Women's Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar Team for the 2016-17 season. This marks the second straight season that the Bulldogs placed a pair on the WGCA scholar squad.

Bristow (Hanover, Mich./Hanover-Horton High School), a two-time WGCA Scholar All-American, wrapped up her senior year with the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award in the fall, earning a degree in chemistry with a 3.83 overall grade-point average. Barrett (St. Clair, Mich) is a senior-to-be who carries a 3.68 overall GPA as a biology major with minors in Spanish and chemistry.

"I am very proud of both Emily and Elizabeth for being selected as All-American Scholars. They both have worked extremely hard in the classroom and this award is proof," said Adrian head coach Ryan Williams. "Emily and Elizabeth have been strong examples of student-athletes for the rest of their team; they've embraced the role and strive for their best on the golf course and in the classroom. It is great to have them as a part of the program!"

The criteria for selection to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50. The organization recognized 952 women's collegiate golfers from NCAA Divisions I-II-III.

The 2017-18 edition of the Bulldogs will tee off on Sep. 2-3 at the Lynn Schweizer Invitational in Granville, Ohio, where Denison University will host the season-opening tournament at the Golf Club of Granville.

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