CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Three members of the Dartmouth women's golf team were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars Team, as announced by the organization this week.
A total of 952 women's collegiate golfers from all three divisions were recognized with this prestigious honor. Among those names were rising senior Jessica Kittelberger, and rising juniors Catharine Roddy and Julia Calbi. All three were honored last year with Kittelberger earning recognition for the third time.The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with the minimum cumulative grade point average being 3.50 for inclusion.
Roddy became the first Big Green women's golfer in 17 years to earn a spot on the All-Ivy League First Team by tying for third at the Ivy League Championship with a three-round total of 223 (+7) at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. For the season, she recorded a stroke average of 77.2 with a low round of 72 at the Babs Steffens Invitational.
Kittelberger finished the year with a 79.2 stroke average over 15 rounds with a low round of 71 at the Babs Steffens Invitational where she tied for 13th overall to start the spring season. Her best finish came at the Navy Invitational two weeks later where she tied for fourth with a 157 (+13).
Calbi enjoyed a strong fall season with a solid 76.0 stroke average and finishing the Lady Blue Hen Invitational tied for ninth place with a 232 (+19) over the three rounds. Her one-under 70 at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate was her low round for the season, but she was unfortunately unable to compete in the spring for the Big Green.