Junior Kaelyn Uchida and freshman Tori Hironaga were chosen by the WGCA, known for strong qualification criteria among the various coaches groups.
Two University of Hawai‘i at Hilo golfers have been named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars Team.
Junior Kaelyn Uchida and freshman Tori Hironaga were chosen by the WGCA, known for strong qualification criteria among the various coaches groups. The student-athlete must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50, been a significant contributor to the team, and have completed at least two full semesters at their university.
Both players are local alumni of Waiakea High School in Hilo and are coached at UH Hilo by Jim DeMello.
It’s the third award of this kind for Uchida, who will also be a three-time Pacific West Conference Scholar-Athlete when that is announced this week. She carries a 3.81 grade point average in her major of psychology. She also was a PacWest All-Conference selection this year and a PacWest All-Tournament team pick.
Hironaga is a first-year Vulcan with a 3.89 GPA through two semesters in her major of mathematics.
A total of 1,432 women’s golfers across the country earned the honor at all three levels of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.