JONESBORO, Ark. (7/10/19) – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced this week its 2018-19 All-American Scholars, and Arkansas State placed five student-athletes on the prestigious list.
This year’s WGCA All-American Scholars list includes A-State’s Olivia Schmidt (Fr.), Aracelly Jimenez Rios, Beth Ann Compton, Maria Jose Atristain Vega and Madison Smith (Fr.). A-State finished the 2018-19 season with a team GPA of 3.808 and seven of eight players this spring had a 4.0 GPA.
The All-American Scholars Team requires a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA and participation in at least 50 percent of the team’s tournaments in order to be eligible for the honor. Arkansas State has now place multiple players on the list nine consecutive years.
Jimenez Rios and Compton, both seniors last season, became the fourth and fifth A-State women’s golfers in school history to achieve the recognition all four years of their career, joining Maci Brooks, Anna Carling and Sarah Childers. Atristain Vega, a sophomore last season, appears for the second straight year while Schmidt and Smith, both freshmen in 2018-19, were tabbed an All-American Scholar for the first time.