Three Tarleton State University women's golf student-athletes — Breanna Smith, Junie Khaw and Sofia Rodriguez — were recognized as All-America Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association Monday afternoon.
Smith and Khaw are repeat recipients of the All-American Scholar recognition while Rodriguez made the national list for the first time. Smith just finished a four-year career with the Texans while Khaw and Rodriguez are coming off an all-conference 2019-20 season for Tarleton.
The WGCA All-American Scholars had a total of 1,401 women's collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. 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.
In addition to her back-to-back WGCA All-American Scholar recognition, Smith finished her Tarleton career as a two-time Lone Star Conference champion with two top-20 finishes and a top-10 performance. She played in 65 career rounds with a career scoring average of 82.1.
Khaw was named first team All-LSC earlier this month after leading Tarleton with a 74.5 scoring average in 12 rounds. It's the third straight year that Khaw was named All-LSC and second consecutive season on the first team.
The junior from Malaysia placed in the top 20 in all six tournaments and added four top-10 finishes. Khaw placed second at the UCO Classic with a score of 147 (+7) for her best individual finish of the season, which led to the LSC Golfer of the Week award.
Rodriguez was named second team All-LSC in her first season with the Texans. Rodriguez, a freshman from Spain, was second on the team with a 75.0 scoring average in 12 rounds. Rodriguez also placed in the top 20 in all six tournaments and added two top-10 finishes.
She won her first NCAA tournament at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate where she shot a 145 (+3) to lead the Texans back from an 11-stroke deficit on the final day. The tournament win led to Rodriguez's first career LSC Golfer of the Week award.