Four Vikings Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Four Vikings Named WGCA All-American Scholars

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has released their 2016-17 All-American Scholars with Berry College's Allison Smith, Erin Bruner, Jorie Hodapp and Sydney Weaver earning recognition. 

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.50 GPA while competing in their respective programs. 

Smith, a rising junior from Clarksville, Tenn., earns recognition for the second straight year. She is also a two-time Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Academic Honor Roll honoree in addition to earning two top 25 finishes this year. 

Bruner, a rising junior from Springboro, Ohio, also earns All-American Scholar recognition for the second consecutive season. A two-time SAA Academic Honor Roll honoree, she earned four top 25 finishes this season including top 20 finishes at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational and Callaway. 

Hodapp, a rising sophomore from Dublin, Ohio, was selected as the SAA's Newcomer of the Year this season after earning six top ten finishes this year in addition to a 15th place spot at the SAA Championship. She was also selected to the SAA Academic Honor Roll this year after earning WGCA All-Region honors.

Weaver, now the program's graduate assistant coach, earned her third consecutive honor during her senior campaign. As the first Berry women's golfer to compete at the NCAA Championship, the Columbus, Ga., native joined a short list of Vikings to earn All-America honors as the first since 2009 and just the fifth ever female golfer to earn the prestigious recognition. She had a historic senior season for the Vikings, earning Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Golfer of the Year honors in addition to a top 10 finish at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship. She earned two consecutive first place finishes during her senior campaign at two of the most competitive tournaments in the nation: Callaway Gardens and the Jekyll Island Invitational. Weaver also placed third at the SAA Championship.