BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's golf team had four student-athletes earn Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar honors for the fifth straight year. Of the 1,097 student-athletes recognized, four were Tornado Autumn Bergendahl, Morgan Powers, Shelby Zeiter and Sasha Gardiner.
King has had at least four student-athletes garner WGCA All-American Scholar honors each of the last five years, including a school record five in 2017.
Bergendahl was selected academic all-conference for the second time this season. She graduated with a 3.78 GPA and matched her career-low round of 83 in the second round of the Battle at Hilton Head Island.
Powers owns a GPA of 3.72 as the sophomore played in all 19 round for the Tornado. She earns recognition from the WGCA for the second straight year. Also a sophomore, Zeiter carries a GPA of 3.93 and played in all 19 rounds for the Tornado. She also garners recognition for the second time.
In her first year on campus, Gardiner posted a 4.0 GPA to earn recognition. She posted one top five and one top 10 finish on the season.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics as the minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.