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Women?s Golf?s Whitney Welch Named an All-American Scholar
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: July 24, 2006
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Welch is the first Wildcat to earn the honor four times in a career


TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona women’s golfer Whitney Welch was named to the All-American Scholar team, it was announced by the National Golf Coaches Association.


Welch, a senior political science major from Las Vegas, Nev., was one of 371 student-athletes named to the team.  It marked the fourth time in her career that Welch has earned such distinction.  She is the first UA women’s golfer to be a four-time All-American Scholar honoree.


Welch posted a 78.94 stroke average in 18 rounds played in 2005-06, a figure that ranked eighth on the team.  Her best finish of the year was a tie for 38th place at the Northrop Grumman Challenge, Feb. 13-15, where she carded a 234.  Welch’s low tournament of the year came at the Las Vegas Showdown, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, where she tallied an 11-over 227.


In order to be named to the NGCA All-American Scholar team, student-athletes must have at least a 3.50 grade point average and compete in 50 percent of the school’s competitive rounds during the season.


Since 1985, a total of 23 Arizona student-athletes have earned NGCA All-American Scholar honors.