The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) is pleased to announce that Emma Gifford, a junior, Allie Boeckmann, senior, Chandler Yow, sophomore of Wauwatosa East High School is an Academic All-State honoree for the recently concluded 2017 girls’ golf season, receiving a designation of High Honors. Alex Ramos, senior, earned Honors designation. The fifth member of the varsity team, Rachel Kauflin, a sophomore from Wauwatosa West, was also named Academic All-State high honors and honorable mention All-State.
Students are nominated by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria:
1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25,
2) participation in at least 75% of their team’s varsity matches, and
3) are at least a sophomore in high school.
Each student-athlete who serves as a great example to others, proving that academic and athletic successes are not mutually exclusive.
The coaches association is proud to announce that 305 girls from 97 high schools have been honored this year for maintaining high academic standards in the classroom while competing in varsity golf. In fact, the average cumulative GPA of this year’s honorees is an exceptional 3.785.
The GCAW was formed by high school golf coaches in 1986 to help build Wisconsin’s reputation for developing quality junior players by promoting golf in our schools and communities. Besides honoring both boys and girls who succeed as student athletes, the association also selects an annual All-State team for boys and girls based on their playing ability. An academic ‘Team’ award honoring high school teams with the highest cumulative GPA is also acknowledged. The girls’ team award will be announced in February, 2018.