CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Success isn't limited to the course for the Johnson & Wales University women's golf team. The Wildcats excelled academically as three student-athletes were named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.
Earning the award for the second time in her career was junior Alexis Anastos while first-year students Ashley Lewis and Emily Schiesser garnered their first awards.
To be eligible, student-athletes must have a 3.50 grade point average. Student-athletes must have played in 50% of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year nominated or a minimum of 12 rounds.
Majoring in liberal studies with a 3.62 GPA, Anastos earned all-conference and academic all-conference recognition from the Northeast Women's Golf Conference. The team leader with an 87.2 strokes per round average, the Lock Haven, Pa. native finished third at the conference championship.
Lewis came to Johnson & Wales from Lakeville, Mass. and produced a 3.94 GPA in Culinary Science and Product Development. She played in all eight rounds during the fall and saved her best 18 holes for last as she fired a 94 in the second round of the NWGC Championship.
Schiesser also played in all eight rounds in the fall that was highlighted by a season-low 96 against Westfield State. A native of Albertson, NY, she produced a 3.86 GPA in baking and pastry arts.