VanEtten recognized as WGCA All-American Scholar


Photo by LMU Athletics Brandy VanEtten has been recognized as a 2014-15 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Lincoln Memorial University senior women’s golfer Brandy VanEtten (Jacksboro, Tenn.) has been recognized as a 2014-15 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar. VanEtten was one of 758 collegiate golfers across all three levels of the NCAA as well as the NAIA to earn that distinction.

VanEtten is the first Lady Railsplitter to be tabbed as an All-American Scholar since Associate Head Coach Maria Stapleton was awarded that honor for the 2011-12 academic year.

In order to qualify for the WGCA’s All-American Scholar award, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.

A transfer from Tennessee Tech and a native of nearby Jacksboro, Tenn., VanEtten completed her tenure with the Lady Railsplitters this past spring by compiling an 80.08 stroke average over six tournaments and 13 rounds. VanEtten dazzled during the fall portion of the 2014-15 schedule, placing 14th, 9th, 7th and 6th in consecutive events.

The highlight of that run came at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate in early October, as VanEtten carded rounds of 77 and 72 to accumulate a career-best, two-day total of 149 (+5) and finish tied for sixth place. Her final round, even par 72 was the lowest single-round total of VanEtten’s career at Lincoln Memorial.

VanEtten completes her three-year stay in Harrogate with a 79.17 stroke average, 23 rounds played and 12 tournament appearances. She notched five top-10 performances with a 544-133 win-loss record over that span.

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