July 7, 2014
Louisville, Ky. - Four Louisville Players were named Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars today. The WGCA honored a total of 644 women's collegiate golfers in Divisions I, II and III with this prestigious honor. 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.
Louisville's Emily Haas, Katie Petrino, Laura Restrepo and Louise Oxner were all named All-American Scholars. Haas and Petrino earn the honor for the third straight year while Restrepo earns the honor for the second consecutive season. Freshman Oxner earns her first honor.
It is the second academic award for Haas this season. She was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II First team, the College Sports Information Directors of America earlier in the summer. Haas was a first team All-American Athletic Conference selection after finishing second at the 2014 American Athletic Championship in April. Her 10-foot put on the 18th hole helped the Cardinals win the conference title. Haas ranks second on the team in stroke average with a 73.3 average. Haas is currently ranked 94th by Golfstat. She finished the season with five Top 10 Finishes.
Petrino finished the season ranked third on the team in stroke average with a 74.4. Petrino finished her junior year with three Top 10 Finishes this season and three Top 20 Finishes. She finished tied for 12th at the American Championship.
Restrepo led the team in stroke average with a 73.1. She finished tied for seventh at the American Athletic Championship. She has won two tournaments this season and has six Top 10 Finishes.
The Cardinals also earned the team GPA Award at the Red and Black Honors Banquet and Scholar-Athlete Awards ceremony earlier this year. All 10 Cardinals were also named Red and Black Scholars this year.