Choi, Kim Named to WGCA All-American Scholar Team
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- University of Michigan women's golfers Grace Choi and Megan Kim were named Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars. The two Wolverines are among 758 women's Division I, II and III collegiate golfers to be recognized for the prestigious honor for the 2014-15 season.
Choi, who is an economics major in U-M's College of Literature, Science and the Arts, started nine events during the 2014-15 season as a sophomore and led U-M in scoring average (75.65) for the second straight season. She posted three top-20 finishes and tied her career best with a three-under-par 69 in the final round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 26-28). She, along with Kim, posted the top 54-hole tournament total with a 220 (74-73-73) at the Wildcat Invitational (March 16-17). In addition to her WGCA honor, Choi earned Academic All-Big Ten and U-M Academic Achievement honors and was named U-M's Team Leader & Best Award recipient for the second straight season.
In her first season with U-M, Kim started eight of her nine events. After nearly winning the individual match play section of the East & West Match Play Challenge (Sept. 20-22), she became a starter and finished the season with a 76.04 scoring average, which was second on the team. She posted U-M's top round of the season with a four-under 67 in the second round of the Hurricane Invitational (March 2-4) and had three of U-M's top four 54-hole tournament tallies, including tying Choi for the season's best with a 220 (69-76-75) at the Big Ten Championships. She was also honored with U-M's Academic Achievement award.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative grade-point average is 3.50, and student-athletes must have competed in at least 66 percent of the school's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the season.
Choi and Kim are the ninth and 10th Wolverines to be named WGCA All-American Scholars, joining Tegan McCorkel (1994), Tiffany McCorkel (1994), Trish Watkins (1999), Amy Talbot (2000), Bess Bowers (2000), Sarah Kruer (2003), Lindsay Davis (2005) and Caramia Sitompul (2011).