Four Women's Golfers, Team Recognized by WGCA

Four Women's Golfers, Team Recognized by WGCA

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Jacksonville University women's golf had four members recognized by the Women's Golf Coaches Association as All-American Scholars, and the team finished in the Top-25 for the fourth season in a row.

Maria Brunzell, Amanda Detmer, Michelle Forsland and Maria Juliana Fueyo all received All-American Scholar distinction after excelling in the classroom last year.

"They are some of the best representatives of Jacksonville University and its dedication to excellence," said Head Coach Jennifer Borocz. "They work tirelessly on and off the course and are very deserving of this honor.

"This is a true testament of the emphasis that JU puts on being student-centered. Congratulations to the student-athletes for their efforts."

The WGCA honored 1,011 women's collegiate golfers in total, and the organization takes pride in issuing one of the most stringent scholar athlete awards in all of college athletics. The minimum GPA to qualify is 3.50.

Brunzell, a junior Kinesiology major, has a 3.987 cumulative GPA, while also helping JU to two tournament victories this year and earning her first ever co-medalist honors. She was also named ASUN Co-Golfer of the Week for the week of March 29 after helping the Dolphins to the victory in the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate.

Detmer, a junior International Business major with a 3.897 cumulative GPA, was a co-medalist in both of Jacksonville's tournament wins this season. A First-Team All-ASUN selection for the second time in her career, she was also placed on the conference's All-Academic Team. She was named ASUN Golfer of the Week once, Co-Golfer of the Week twice, and was recognized by the league for the fourth time overall in her career.

Fueyo, who graduated with a 3.984 in Finance and Economics, also represented JU off the golf course as part of the CFA Research Challenge team that advanced all the way to the Global Final in Malaysia in May.

Forsland, a sophomore Sports Business major with a 3.901 GPA, helped JU to its Jacksonville Classic title by finishing as co-medalist alongside Detmer, and was a two-time ASUN Golfer of the Week as well as a Second-Team All-ASUN selection.

The WGCA also announced the Team GPA award, and Jacksonville finished T-13 out of all the Division I women's golf programs in the country. It is the fourth year in a row that the Dolphins have been recognized as one of the best teams in the country academically. JU's team GPA of 3.715 was highest-ranking of all teams in the ASUN Conference.

"I'm really proud of the entire team for their efforts in the classroom and on the golf course," said Borocz. 

"We spend a good amount of time away from home and they are always studying and doing homework on the road. Their dedication to being a student-athlete is second to none."

The WGCA, 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 nearly 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.