Trio of Blue Devils named WGCA All-American Scholars

DURHAM, North Carolina – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced the 2019-20 All-American Scholars with Duke Jaravee Boonchant, Gina Kim and Erica Berger awarded with this prestigious honour.

The selection criteria for the All-American Scholar team are among the strictest in all of college sports. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

For the third year in a row, Boonchant earned All-American Scholar honors, after appearing in five events this season and averaging 72.31 strokes. She notched three consecutive top-six finishes, including a third-place finish at the Tar Heel Invitational where she shot seven-under, 209 at the Windy City Collegiate Classic. The Bangkok, Thailand product recorded a team-best nine equal or under par rounds. Earlier this summer, Boonchant was awarded the CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American.

Kim, a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, received the honors for the second consecutive season, after averaging 72.88 shots. She had two top-20 finishes during the season, including a tie for 11th at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in the season opener with rounds of 73, 70 and 72 for a one-under par, 215. Kim shot in seven rounds of even or under par, including a season-best six under, 66, in the second round of the Tar Heel Invitational. She led Duke with two eagles and hit 17 greens in regulation twice at the Tar Heel Invitational.

Shepherd, a native of Greenwood, Indiana, won Scholar All-American as a rookie with the Blue Devils. She saw action in all six tournaments and placed in the top 10. Shepherd went 2-0 in match play at the East Lake Cup, while collecting four equal or under par rounds on the year. She is a two-time USGA champion and five-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-America.

Duke has featured at least three WGCA Scholar All-American selections for six consecutive seasons.


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