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Five From Women's Golf Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Jul 15, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Five members of Sun Devil Women's Golf were selected as Academic All-American Scholars, the WGCA announced as part of their postseason honors.

Seniors Alexandra Forsterling and Alessandra Fanali, junior Amanda Linner, sophomore Ashley Menne, and freshman Grace Summerhays were all recognized for their efforts and achievements in the classroom. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, guidelines that make it one of most prestigious Academic All-American Teams in collegiate athletics. 
 
"We are so proud of our Academic All-Americans," Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye remarked. "These young women work as hard in the classroom as they do on the golf course. They continue to be great examples for Sun Devil Women's Golf!"
 
This is the 17th consecutive year that at least one Sun Devil was named an All-American Scholar. In total, the Arizona State Women's Golf program has had 74 individuals earn the academic distinction since the National Golf Coaches Association established the annual award in 1988, with 29 of those coming since Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye took over prior to the 2015-16 season. The five total honorees is the most Sun Devils recognized five were also All-American Scholars following the 2017 season. Despite having one of the smallest teams in terms of numbers (seven on the roster), Arizona State still managed to tie for the second-most individual to receive the distinction in the Pac-12 (Stanford, 6). 

Alexandra Forsterling is an All-American Scholar for the fourth time, doing so in each of her seasons in Tempe. She becomes one of only six Sun Devils to accomplish the feat, the first since Olivia Mehaffey did it each year during her 2017-21 run at Arizona State. Alessandra Fanali is also a multi-time recipient of the distinction, earning it each of the last three seasons. For the second consecutive year, Amanda Linner is also honored as an All-American Scholar. First-time selections included sophomore Ashley Menne, who is now an athletic and academic All-American. She is joined by freshman Grace Summerhays, who wasted no time getting it done on the course or in the classroom when she arrived in Janurary. Here Is a closer look at the history of Sun Devil Women's Golf All-American Scholar:

All-Time Sun Devil All-American Scholars (74)
2022: Alexandra Forsterling (WGCA), Alessandra Fanali (WGCA), Amanda Linner (WGCA), Ashley Menne (WGCA), Grace Summerhays (WGCA)

2021: Olivia Mehaffey (WGCA), Alessandra Fanali (WGCA), Alexandra Forsterling (WGCA), and Amanda Linner (WGCA) 
2020: Olivia Mehaffey (WGCA), Raquel Olmos (WGCA), Alexandra Forsterling (WGCA), Alessandra Fanali (WGCA)
2019: Sofia Anokhina (WGCA), Olivia Mehaffey (WGCA), Alexandra Forsterling (WGCA)
2018: Madison Kerley (WGCA), Olivia Mehaffey (WGCA), Sophia Zeeb (WGCA), Roberta Liti (WGCA)
2017: Roberta Liti (WGCA), Monica Vaughn (WGCA), Madison Kerley (WGCA), Olivia Mehaffey (WGCA), Sophia Zeeb (WGCA)
2016: Monica Vaughn (NGCA), Sophia Zeeb (NGCA), Roberta Liti (NGCA), Madison Kerley (NGCA)
2015: Noemi Jimenez (NGCA), Emilie Alonso (NGCA), Monica Vaughn (NGCA), Roberta Liti (NGCA), Sophia Zeeb (NGCA), Ashleigh Greenham (NGCA)
2014: Daniela Ordonez (NGCA), Emilie Alonso (NGCA), Justine Lee (NGCA), Monica Vaughn (NGCA), Noemi Jimenez (NGCA)
2013: Noemi Jimenez (NGCA), Daniela Ordonez (NGCA), Justine Lee (NGCA), Emilie Alonso (NGCA)
2012: Giulia Molinaro (NGCA), Daniela Ordonez (NGCA), Justine Lee (NGCA), Noemi Jimenez (NGCA)
2011: Giulia Molinaro (NGCA), Carlota Ciganda (NGCA)
2010: Carlota Ciganda (ESPN The Magazine)
2009: Azahara Munoz (NGCA & ESPN The Magazine), Juliana Murcia (ESPN The Magazine)
2008: Azahara Munoz (NGCA & ESPN the Magazine), Juliana Murcia (NGCA), Anna Nordqvist (NGCA)
2007: Azahara Munoz (NGCA), Anna Nordqvist (NGCA)
2006: Azahara Munoz (NGCA)
2004: Erin Tone (NGCA)
2003: Erin Tone (NGCA), Gaëlle Truet (NGCA)
2002: Erin Tone (NGCA), Gaëlle Truet (NGCA)
1999: Keri Cornelius (NGCA)
1998: Kellee Booth (GTE, first; NGCA), Jeanne-Marie Busuttil (NGCA), Keri Cornelius (NGCA)
1997: Kellee Booth (GTE, first)
1996: Kellee Booth (GTE, second)
1995: Wendy Ward (GTE, third)
1993: Ulrika von Heijne (NGCA)
1991: Tricia Konz (NGCA)
1988: Pam Wright (NGCA)