TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Kim Metraux and Morgane Metraux, who helped lead the Seminoles to a 15th place finish at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship, have been named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team. It marks the second consecutive season both players have been named to the team and the third consecutive season at least one Seminole has been named to the prestigious academic team which includes players participating in women’s golf in the NCAA and NAIA.
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.
The announcement of the WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team comes on the heels of all 10 members of the Seminole women’s golf team earning the honor of being named to the 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Kim and Morgane are the sixth and seventh players in school history to be named to the All-American Scholar Athlete team multiple times and the first players since 2008 and 2009 to earn the honor in consecutive seasons. Whitney Brummett, who earned an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship in 2008, was named the team a school record four times.
With two selections to the WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team, Florida State was one of seven teams in the ACC to have multiple players named to the team. A total of six Seminoles have earned the honor in the last three seasons.
Kim Metraux, a business major, earned President List Honors (in honor of a perfect 4.0 grade point average) in the spring of 2016 and earned Dean’s List Honors (to celebrate a 3.5 or better grade point average) during the fall of 2015. She earned Dean’s List honors during both of her semesters as a freshman. Metraux earned All-ACC and All-NCAA Shoal Creek Regional honors as she played in all nine events during the spring 2016 season. She recorded the best individual finish of her career (tied for second) at the Florida State Match-Up. Metraux’s finish helped the Seminoles to the team title in their home event for the first time. She averaged a career low 73.53 strokes in 13 events as a sophomore.
Kim Metraux was one of only four players in the ACC to earn WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete honors, to be named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team for her work in the classroom and earn All-ACC honors for her performance on the golf course. She also earned All Shoal Creek NCAA Regional honors in leading the Seminoles to a second place finish in the 2016 NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship.
Morgane Metraux, also a business major, earned President’s List honors in the spring of 2016 and was named to the Dean’s List in the falloff 2015. She, too, earned Dean’s List honors in both of her first two semesters as a Seminole in the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016. In addition to earning WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete hors, she was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf team. Morgane tied the school record for best finish (tied for 20th) and set school records for lowest score (289) and lowest score vs. par (+1) in the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals. She averaged a career-low 73.85 strokes in nine events as a sophomore.
Both Kim and Morgane are currently representing their home country of Switzerland in the 2016 European Ladies Amateur Team Championships in Iceland.
“The academic resumes that the members of our team are building illustrates their commitment to being outstanding student athletes,” head coach Amy Bond said. “To have two players named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team in consecutive years is amazing. Furthermore, to have each member of our team named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll is a tremendous accomplishment. We are very, very proud of the academic foundation that our players continue to build as a cornerstone of our program.”
Florida State opens its 2016-17 season as it travels to play in the Schooner Fall Classic in Oklahoma in September. The Seminoles will host the jewel of their schedule as they play host to the Fourth Annual Florida State Match-Up in February in Tallahassee.
Seminoles on WGCA All-American Scholar Team
2003, Alison Curdt, Caroline Larsson
2004, Alison Curdt
2005, Whitney Brummett, Caroline Larsson, Kristin Sordel
2006, Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Caroline Larsson
2007, Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Caroline Westrup
2008, Whitney Brummett, Caroline Westrup
2009, Caroline Westrup
2014, Laure Castelain
2015, Kayla Jones, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux
2016, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux