Gallagher Named Scholar All-American
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall College women’s
golfer, Grace Gallagher (Scotts Valley, CA / Archbishop
Mitty), was named to the National Golf Coaches Association
(NGCA) Scholar All-American team when it was announced Wednesday.
She is the first F&M women’s golfer to earn the honor and
the only golfer from the Centennial Conference selected this
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 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% (Division I) or 66% (Division II & III) of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
A rising senior, Gallagher played 13.5 rounds in her junior campaign averaging 90.5 shots per outing. That average marks the single best season average since the program began in the 1999-2000 academic year. Jessica Kunkle’s 90.6 in 2004-2005 was the previous record. Kunkle still holds the career record for average at 90.88. Gallagher is flirting with that mark heading into her final season. She has averaged 91.68 shots per round in her career.
The National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams for Division I, II & III honored a total of 410 women’s collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. Gallagher was one of 67 honorees from Division III.