NEWBERRY — Newberry College rising senior Korey Coleman has been named a 2014 All-American Scholar by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, as announced by the WGCA on Wednesday.
The Hustonville, Ky., native met one of the most stringent academic award requirements in all of college athletics, as candidates must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and meet stroke average and participation requirements.
Coleman had an 83.2 stroke average in her junior season and has a career stroke average of 82.9 in three seasons. She also carries a 3.521 grade point average while majoring in business administration.
The three-year starter is one of three South Atlantic Conference student-athletes who earned the WGCA All-American Scholar honor this year, joined by Tusculum’s Sara Howard and Calley Lawson. A total of 20 student-athletes from colleges and universities in South Carolina earned the honor. Coleman is joined by student-athletes from Clemson, Coastal Carolina (3), Converse (3), Furman (2), South Carolina (2), USC Upstate (2), Winthrop (4) and Wofford (2).
Coleman is the 24th women’s golfer at Newberry to earn WGCA All-American Scholar honors, dating back to 2004.