CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The North Dakota State University women’s golf team had four student-athletes named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association for the 2018-19 season, the organization announced Monday, July 8.
Junior Camryn Roadley was honored for the third-straight season, while sophomores Alexis Thomas and Taylor McCorkle earned the award for the second-straight year. Junior Sierra Bennion picked up the honor for the first time. The four Bison were among 1,097 women’s collegiate golfers that earned the award across all divisions. Student-athletes must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA to earn the award.
A computer science major, Roadley posted a 78.92 stroke average over 26 rounds this season. She finished eighth at the Battle at Old Works, finishing with a 229 over the three rounds. With a 79.35 career stroke average, Roadley ranks seventh in school history.
Thomas had a 79.23 stroke average in 26 rounds this season. The human development and family science major tied for 16th with a 234 at the Battle at Old Works this season. Her 69 at the Red Rocks Invitational is tied for the 12th best 18-hole score in school history. Thomas ranks fifth in school history with a 78.18 career stroke average.
McCorkle set the NDSU 18-hole record with a 65 at the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational, while also shooting a 141 for the 36-hole school record at the same tournament. The marketing major had a 76.28 stroke average this year, which was the ninth best in school history, while her 76.25 average over her first two seasons is the third best in school history. She ranks fifth in school history with a .678 career winning percentage.
A psychology major, Bennion had a 78.38 stroke average in 29 rounds this season. Bennion turned in a pair of top-10 finishes this year, as she placed sixth at both the Battle at Old Works and the Diane Thomason Invitational. Her 69 at the Red Rocks Invitational is tied for the 12th best 18-hole score in school history.
ennion ranks sixth in school history with a 78.45 career stroke average.
The 2018-19 season marked the 10th-straight year that NDSU has had at least two student-athletes named to the team.