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Women's Golf Earns Highest GPA in the Nation for Third Straight Season

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — For the third straight year, The UNM women’s golf team has been named the recipient of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Scholar Team GPA Award, the WGCA announced Thursday. The award recognizes the women’s collegiate golf program with the highest collective average team GPA in the nation which includes all of the team’s student-athletes for the 2020-21 season.

The Lobos earned the impressive third-straight honor while also competing at the highest level in the Mountain West, claiming a conference-record ninth league title at the 2021 Mountain West Championships.

In addition, Lobo head coach Jill Trujillo earned her third Mountain West Coach of the Year honor while freshman Myah McDonald claimed the Mountain West Freshman of the Year award.

The Lobos’ 10 team members accumulated an outstanding average GPA of 3.993 during the 2020-21 school year after breaking the program record for single-semester GPA with a 4.02 this spring.

The award comes on the heels of six Lobos earning WGCA All-American Scholar accolades including redshirt-senior Reva Morris, seniors Serena Chon and Caroline Jansson, sophomores Lauren Lehigh and Napat “Jenny” Lertsadwattana, and freshman Myah McDonald.

Not only was UNM at the top of the NCAA Division I list, but the Lobos earned the highest GPA of all divisions.

The Lobos topped the NCAA Division I list with their 3.993 GPA followed by Stanford (3.990) and Arkansas State (3.973).

Just two Mountain West Schools made the top 25 list among NCAA Division I teams. San José State joined the Lobos in the top 10 at ninth.