CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The UNC Pembroke women’s golf team continued to build on its long-standing success in the classroom Tuesday when senior Rebecca Mirovich and sophomore Savannah Thompson were decorated with Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar honors.
The announcement marks the sixth-consecutive year at least one UNCP women’s golfer was represented on the prestigious list and the third year in a row the Lady Braves have seen multiple golfers donned with the award.
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.
Mirovich rakes in the accolade for the second time, while Thompson finds her name among the nation’s best for the first time. Five other Peach Belt Conference (PBC) golfers join the Braves’ duo on the list.
A native of Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, Mirovich compiled a 3.66 GPA as a criminal justice major, while competing in 10 events for the Braves. The senior averaged 79.4 strokes across 25 rounds and grabbed two, top-five finishes. She finished fourth in the season’s opening event, the Cutter Creek Invitational before a season best tie for third at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational, including a career-low 72 in the opening round. Mirovich tied for 12th at the PBC Championship.
Thompson, a mass communication major, maintains a 3.59 GPA and played in nine events in 2015-16. The Seven Lakes, North Carolina native grabbed a season-best, second-place finish at the SAC Preview and added a tie for ninth at the Cutter Creek Invitational. Thompson fired a career-low 70 in the opening round of the Lady Bearcat Invitational, en route to a tie for 11th. She shared 16th at the league championship tournament.