Williams, Gotcher named to WGCA All-American Scholar Team

First Blue Raiders since 2010-11

July 3, 2014 · @MTAthletics

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Emily Williams and Samantha Gotcher were selected by the Women's Golf Coaches Association to the 2013-14 All-American Scholar Team as announced by the organization on Wednesday.

"It is a great honor for Emily and Samantha to be recognized nationally by the Women's Golf Coaches Association for their hard work on the golf course and in the classroom," said head women's golf coach Chris Adams. "Their commitment shows the true meaning of student-athlete."

Williams, a sophomore from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, is an exercise science major with a 3.635 cumulative GPA. The sophomore finished the season with a 76.8 stroke average and tied Avery George for the lowest round by a Blue Raider with a 67 at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate. The Lawrenceburg native tallied her highest finish of the season at the FedEx Memphis Intercollegiate, finishing 13th, while at the Conference USA Championships she tied for 31st.

Gotcher, a freshman from Clarksville, Tennessee, is a nutrition and food science major with a 3.8 GPA. She competed in all-five fall meets, but missed the spring schedule after sustaining an injury. During the fall, Gotcher led the Blue Raiders at the Cardinal Cup and FedEx Memphis Intercollegiate, placing third in Memphis after shooting a 9-over. The Clarksville native continued a successful year on the course by qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open, and she is also slated to participate in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links July 14-19.

The criteria for selection to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team includes competing in half of the team's events along with attaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Williams and Gotcher were the latest selections to the team and were the first since Ashley Haggard and Steph Gough in 2010-11.

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