July 4, 2014
The Tennessee women's golf program had two representatives, Lucia Polo and Daeun Song, named to the 2013-14 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars list on Wednesday. The announcement marks the first All-American Scholar honor for both Polo and Song.
"We are very proud to have Lucia and Daeun named All-American Scholars," head coach Judi Pavon said. "They have worked extremely hard on the course and in the classroom. They have done a fantastic job of representing themselves, our program and the university."
Polo, a rising sophomore from Guatemala City, Guatemala, earned a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA during her first year on Rocky Top. Polo finished the season with a 76.35 stroke average and had her best finish of the season at the Mercedes-Benz Championships (T-19th) in Knoxville, Tenn. The native of Central America also won two international championships over the winter break, competing for her home country of Guatemala.
Song, a rising senior from Ulsan, Korea, is majoring in Sport Management. Song finished the season with a 77.31 stroke average and had her best finish at the Rebel Intercollegiate (T-16th) in Oxford, Miss. The native of Korea also set career bests in stroke average, low round, best finish and tournaments played.
The WGCA All-American Scholar Team selection criteria are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average and have competed in at least 50 percent (Division I) or 66 percent (Division II & III) of the institution's regularly-scheduled competitive rounds during the year.