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Four Tritons Receive WGCA All-American Scholar Recognition


The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars were announced today with four from the University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s golf team being recognized.

Those Triton honorees include seniors Ares BoiraAlexa Capesius and Stefaniya Ivanova and sophomore Emma Thorngren. 

Boira graduated in May with a degree in psychology and was a four-time Academic All-GLVC selection. She owned a 77.91 scoring average, recording six top-10 finishes, including medalist honors at the Lindenwood Fall Invite and the Fox Run Challenge.

Capesius graduated in May with a degree in business administration. A two-time CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District Team selection and a four-time Academic All-GLVC honoree, Capesius held a 78.27 scoring average.

Ivanova graduated in May with a degree in math. A four-time All-GLVC honoree, she was also a four-time Academic All-GLVC selection. She owned a team second-best 76.28 scoring average and recorded eight top-10 finishes.

Thorngren majors in math and is a two-time Academic All-GLVC selection. She is also a two-time All-GLVC and WGCA Honorable Mention All-America selection. Thorngren led the Tritons with a 75.63 average and tallied 10 top-10 finishes, including a fifth place showing at the NCAA DII Championships.

The four golfers helped UMSL succeed both on and off the course. In the classroom, the Tritons posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.61, and on the course, they finished sixth nationally at the NCAA DII National Championships.

In total, 1,011 collegiate golfers from all three NCAA division programs were recognized. 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.


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