Three Moccasins Named WGCA All-American Scholars
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Kit Creighton, Jackie Rajek and Emily Rymer have each been recognized nationally for their work in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year as the Florida Southern trio were named to the 2013-14 World Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team for NCAA Divisions I, II and III that was announced on Wednesday by the organization.
This year's WGCA All-American Scholars Team includes a total of 664 women's collegiate golfers from all three NCAA levels. In order to be selected to the All-American Scholars Team, the student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.
Rajek is a four-time honoree as a WGCA All-American Scholar, while Rymer and Creighton earn their first-ever All-American Scholar accolade from the WGCA.
The Florida Southern trio were three of 119 golfers from 48 different NCAA Division II institutions selected to the All-American Scholar Team. In addition to FSC's three honorees, 17 other golfers from the Sunshine State Conference were recognized as Lynn had five honorees, while Barry, Florida Tech and Nova Southeastern each had three honorees. Rollins had two selections and Saint Leo had one golfer selected.
Creighton, who is a business administration major from Buffalo, N.Y., posted an 81.2 scoring average as a sophomore this past season as she played in 10 of 11 tournaments and 23 rounds of golf. On the season, Creighton, who was recently named to the Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, had two Top 20 finishes, including shooting a season-low 153 for 36 holes en route to finishing tied for 15th at the Saint Leo Invitational held during the fall campaign at Lake Jovita. She also finished tied for 19th at the Lady Bearcat Invitational held at the Old South Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C. Shot a season-low 240 for 54 holes at both the Lady Moc Classic and the 2014 SSC Championships. At the Lady Moc Classic, she finished tied for 54th place, while at the SSC Championships, she was tied for 28th place. Fired a season-low round of 74 in the final round of both the Lady Bearcat Invitational and the Saint Leo Invitational.
Rajek, who is a biology major from Suwanee, Ga., posted a 78.7 scoring average as a senior this past season as she played in 11 tournaments and 26 rounds of golf. Her season-best finish was a tie for ninth place as the Lady Bearcat Invitational as she shot a six-over 150 for 36 holes at the Old South Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C. Was the Mocs No. 2 finisher in five different events, including the SSC Championships where she shot a season-best 231 for 54 holes to finish in a tie for 20th place. Finished the season with one round of par or better, which came in the final round of the SSC Championships as she fired a one-under 71 at Lake Jovita. Rajek, who also recently named to the Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, also tied for 16th at the season-opening Lady Falcon Invitational as shot a 158 for 36 holes.
Rymer, who is a studio art major from Orlando, Fla., posted a team-best 74.8 scoring average as a junior this past season as she played in 12 tournaments and 29 rounds of golf. On the season, Rymer, who earned WGCA First-Team All-American and All-South Region honors and was also a First-Team All-SSC selection, recorded seven Top 10 finishes, including taking home individual medalist honors at the Lady Falcon Invitational after firing an even-par 144 for 36 holes. She also had two second place finishes and two third place finishes on the year. She finished tied for second at the Lady Bucs Invitational as she fired a 222 for 54 holes and finished second at the SSC Championships as she carded a 220 for 54 holes. Rymer, who was named this year's Team MVP and recently won the Florida State Women's Amateur Championship, shot a 224 to finish tied for eighth at the Division II Super Region 2 Tournament and had seven rounds of par or better, including firing a team season-low of 69 in the third round of the University of Cincinnati Spring Invitational. At that same event, Rymer, who was recently named to the Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, also shot a season-best 54 hole round of 218.
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