Tornado have four recognized as WGCA All-American Scholars

Tornado have four recognized as WGCA All-American Scholars

WGCA All-American Scholars

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced their All-American Scholars and four King University women's golfers were honors. In all, 828 women's golfers were recognized with Autumn Bergendahl, Daphne Chang, Elizabeth Swallow and Nicola Robertson earning the distinction for King.

Swallow closed out her illustrious career with a solid senior season, earning WGCA All-American Scholar recognition for the fourth time in her career. On the course, the Berkshire, England native earned All-Conference Carolinas honors all four years and earned Conference Carolinas Player of the Year in 2014. Swallow posted two top five and four top 10 finishes on the season, and averaged 78.44 strokes per round. She helped the Tornado to a fourth place finish at the Conference Carolinas championship where she finished eighth with a three round total of 232. Her best finish of the year came at the Agnes McAmis Memorial where she finished second, shooting 153.

Outside of golf, Swallow majored in Biology and Mathematics, carrying a 3.86 GPA throughout her career. She was active in the King community as she was the President of the King University Women in S.T.E.M. Club that started last fall. Swallow was also a member of King University's Honor Council and was a lecturer for the King University Institute of Faith and Culture.

A native of Perthshire, Scotland, Robertson, earns honors from the WGCA for the second straight season. She ranked third among Tornado with a stroke average of 78.72, earning her first team All-Conference Carolinas honors. The sophomore posted two top 10 finishes on the season, as she started the season by taking individual medalist honors at the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate. At the tournament she posted her low tournament score of the season, 146, shooting 75 in the first round and following that with a one-under 71 in the second round to take the victory.

In the spring she finished fifth at the Pfeiffer Invitational where she shot 74-75 for a total of 149. This marks the second time in her career she has garnered all-conference recognition as she was selected to the All-Conference Carolinas third team a year ago. Robertson carries a 3.51 GPA through two years at King.

Freshmen Chang and Bergendahl were both recognized from the WGCA for the first time. Chang, a native of Taiwan City, Taiwan carries a 3.62 GPA. She averaged 81.89 strokes per round for the Tornado a season ago. Bergendahl hails from Johnson City and also has a 3.62 GPA.

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.