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Five Falcons Tabbed 2013-14 WGCA All-American Scholars

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Bowling Green State University had five female golfers in Shelby Wilson, Patricia Holt, Lily Bartell, Hannah Lewis and Mikayla Baer who all were tabbed as 2013-14 Women's Collegiate Golf All-American Scholars, it was announced today by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

"This is a huge accomplishment for our women's golf program, as it is one of our biggest groups of players to earn such a prestigious award," praised BGSU women's golf head coach Stephanie Young. "It is a reflection of our commitment to achieving the highest standards both in the classroom and on the golf course. For me, it is a privilege to come alongside these young women and coach them towards success."

Wilson earns the honor for the third time in her career having been named as an All-America Scholar in both 2012-13 and 2011-12. Named the MAC Women's Golfer of the Week on September 26th, Wilson posted a stroke average of 79.15 over 20 rounds of play on the 2013-14 season. Wilson recorded three top-20 finishes on the season, including picking up the first-place win at the Cleveland State Invitational (74-75) with a combined tournament low score of 149, +3. Wilson was also named 2013-14 MAC All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Like Wilson, Holt also becomes a three-time All-America Scholar having won the award in each of the last two seasons. Holt, who was named to the 2013-14 MAC All-Academic First-Team, turned in a stroke average of 78.35 over 23 rounds of golf on the 2013-14 season, which ranks in a tie for the third lowest single season stroke average in BGSU history. Holt recorded four top-20 finishes on the year, including two-top-10 finishes, finishing sixth overall at the Cleveland State Invitational with a combined score of 152, +6 (75-77. The junior also finished a BGSU best 14th-place at the 2014 MAC Championships with rounds of 84, 73 and 76.

For the second straight year, Bartell received the WGCA All-America Scholar honor. In 2013-14, Bartell was named the MAC Women's Golfer of the Week on April 17th and posted a stroke average of 77.13 over 23 rounds of play on the season, which ranks as the lowest single season stroke average in BGSU women's golf history. The sophomore carded a low round 69 in the first round of play at the Redbird Invitational, which ranks as the second lowest 18-hole score in BGSU history and also shot a sub-par round of 71, -1 under par, at the Redbird Invitational en route to four top-five finishes on the season. She earned her first-ever intercollegiate victory with a first-place finish at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational (76-75) and took her second-place overall at the Redbird Invitational (69-71-76) and in a tie for second at the Cleveland State Invitational (75-75). Bartell was tabbed the BGSU Pizza Hut Female Athlete of The Week three times during the 2013-14 year and was also named 2013-14 MAC All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Both Lewis and Baer earned the academic award for the first time in their careers.

Lewis, who was also named 2013-14 MAC All-Academic Honorable Mention, turned in a stroke average of 79.60 over 20 rounds of play on the year. Lewis carded a low round 72 at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate and turned in a ninth-place finish at the Cleveland State Invitational with a 36-hole score of 155, +9 (76-79). She also went 2-0-1 overall at the Women's Mid-American Match Play Challenge.

Baer wrapped her first season at BGSU by posting a stroke average of 80.90, playing 20 rounds overall as a freshman. Baer carded a low round 73 at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate and finished tied for 17th overall at the Cleveland State Invitational (76-83).

A total of 664 women's collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor over the Division I, II and III levels.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.50.