Recent Seattle University graduate Lori Pearson (Seattle, Wash.) and Clare Sorensen (Roseville, Calif.), who just completed her first year of collegiate golf, were named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), announced Monday by the national organization.

Pearson and Sorensen were the only two golfers on the 2012-13 squad to play in every tournament Seattle U competed in during the season. They tied for the team lead in scoring average at 78.0, with Pearson leading the Redhawks in five tournaments while Sorensen was the top finisher for Seattle U three times.

Pearson completed her Bachelor of Science degree in sport and exercise science, graduating with cum laude honors after posting a 3.607 cumulative grade point average. Sorensen accumulated a 3.967 grade point average during her freshman year at Seattle University.

“I am very proud of Lori and Clare for being chosen as All-American Scholars for their achievements on the golf course and in the classroom,” Seattle U head women’s golf coach Marc Chandonnet said. “They worked very hard this year to earn this honor, and they exemplify the true meaning of ‘student-athlete’.”

A total of 644 women’s collegiate golfers in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, as the minimum cumulative GPA for consideration is 3.50.

The Seattle University women’s golf team enters its second year in the Western Athletic Conference in 2013-14, with the 2014 WAC Women’s Golf Championships scheduled for April 25-27, 2014, at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.

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