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Five Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—For the third consecutive year, five San José State University women’s golfers have been recognized for their achievements in the classroom by being named Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars for the 2022-23 season.

Those honored include:

Antonia Malate – fifth honor

Kajsa Arwefjäll – fourth honor

Louisa Carlbom – third honor

Lucia Lopez Ortega – second honor

Rebecca Gyllner – first honor

The five student-athletes all played roles in San José State’s most successful season in recent history. Arwefjäll was the Mountain West Women’s Golfer of the Year, second team WGCA All-America and finished tied for 18th at the NCAA Championships. Lopez Ortega and Malate were honorable mention WGCA All-American honorees. Lopez Ortega tied for second at the NCAA Championships at 9-under par 279. Malate was part of helping Team USA win the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup. Carlbom was a second team All-MW honoree and won her first collegiate title at the Landfall Tradition, and Gyllner made an immediate impact on the Spartan team in just her first season.

They are five of the 1,401 women’s collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. To be selected for the All-American Scholar Team, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average.

About the Women’s Golf Coaches Association

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 700 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.