Monberg, Popson Named WGCA All-American Scholars

July 1, 2013

2012-13 WGCA All-American Scholar Team

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Recent Tennessee graduates and Lady Vol golfers Sara Monberg and Erica Popson were named 2012-13 Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars Monday.

Monberg earned her fourth straight honor on the WGCA's academic team, while Popson captured her first selection.

The pair helped lead Tennessee to the program's 21st straight NCAA Tournament, along with seven top-10 finishes during the 2012-13 year.

A native of Juelsminde, Denmark, Monberg earned a bachelor's degree in Economics this May. She is one of few Lady Vol golfers to have competed in every tournament during her Tennessee career. She finished her collegiate career with a 75.87 stroke average after playing in 131 rounds in 44 tournaments. Monberg posted 14 top-25 finishes, five of which she finished in the top-10. In addition to her accolades on the greens, Monberg was also named to the SEC Community Service team for the second consecutive year for her involvement in the community.

Popson, a three-time All-American, is one of the most decorated golfers in UT history and picks up her first All-American Scholar honor. During her final two years at Tennessee, the Davenport, Fla., native posted 10 top-10 finishes, including six top-5 performances. Overall, Popson led the team in stroke average three of her four years and has boated 18 top-10 finishes in 42 tournaments, recording par or better 51 of 123 rounds. She has placed in the top-25 in 30 tournaments and has won or tied for first on eight occasions. Popson earned All-SEC honors three of her four years at UT. She graduated in May with a degree in Sport Management.

This past April, Monberg and Popson were honored for their academic achievements and community involvement at the Chancellor's Honors Banquet.

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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