12 Jul 2023 Harding women’s golf recognized
SEARCY — Five members of the Harding women’s golf team received Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar recognition Thursday.
Freshman Madeleine Wilson, senior Kodie Winnings, junior Alicia Martinez, junior Brenda Sanchez and freshman Pilar Martinez all met the qualifications with GPAs of 3.50 or higher and having participated in at least half of the team’s competitive rounds during the season.
Wilson is an English major from Springdale, Arkansas, with a 3.93 GPA. She played in 16 of Harding’s 26 rounds this season with an 81.25 stroke average.
Winnings posted an 81.25 stroke average in 24 rounds. She is a criminal justice major from Haltom City, Texas, and has a 3.87 GPA. It was her fourth WGCA All-American Scholar award. Winnings and Kiera Smith are Harding’s only four-time winners of the WGCA All-American Scholar honor.
Alicia Martinez, an international business major from Mont-roig del Camp, Spain, has a 3.69 GPA. She played all 26 rounds and was second on the team with a 78.65 stroke average. Martinez has now earned three WGCA All-American Scholar honors.
Sanchez led the Lady Bisons with a 78.08 stroke average over all 26 rounds. She is an international business major from Celaya, Mexico, with a 3.79 GPA. Sanchez also has three WGCA All-American Scholar accolades.
A marketing major from Aguascalientes, Mexico, Pilar Martinez boasts a 3.50 GPA. In 26 rounds, she compiled a 78.73 stroke average, good for third on the team.
Harding has had at least four WGCA All-American Scholars ever season since 2018.