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August 1, 2014

Salant, Wickstom, Kung named WGCA All American Scholars

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida – The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars for Division III were announced and Williams seniors Georgiana Salant and Emily Wickstrom along with sophomore Kelly Kung, were accorded honors. 

The criteria for selection to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

Salant, who is a four-time WGCA Scholar Athlete honoree, was also selected for the third consecutive year to the Academic All-NESCAC team. Wickstrom was selected a WGCA Scholar for the second time, the first coming following her sophomore year. This is Kung's first selection. 

Wickstrom wrapped up her career by placing 56th at the recent national championships, helping the Ephs to their third-place team finish. 

"It continues to impress me how these student-athletes excel both in the classroom and on the golf course," Ephs' head coach Erika DeSanty said. "They also are committed to helping their teammates with their classwork and also act as tutors to others. They are as committed to succeeding academically as they are athletically."

Salant won the Div. III national championship in May, helping the Ephs to their highiest team finish ever at nationals; third. She is the first Eph female golfer to earn First Team All-American honors; she earned that honor two years in a row. 

In high school Salant was the the recipient of the prestigious national Marilyn Smith Scholarship, which is named after the former LPGA Hall of Famer.

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