CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Women's Golf Coaches Association has announced that Washington and Lee graduates Mary-Frances Hall '18 (State Road, N.C. / Elkin) and Dana Droz '18 (Lancaster, Pa. / Veritas Academy), and rising sophomore Beth Ann Townsend (Greenville, S.C. / Travelers Rest) have all been named to the All-America Scholar Team.
The trio of W&L golfers are among 1,011 collegiate women's golfers nationwide to earn the distinction for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. For Hall and Droz, this marks the third straight year that both have been named All-America Scholars.
Hall earned a degree in neuroscience. A 2018 First Team All-ODAC selection, she led the team this year with a 78.21 scoring average across 19 rounds. Hall played 71 career rounds, claiming a 78.59 career scoring average. She posted three career tournament victories and finished the 2018 season ranked 25th in Division III. She earned First Team All-ODAC accolades three times in her career and was named the ODAC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in 2015.
Hall earned WGCA Second Team All-America honors in 2015 and she won the 2016 ODAC Championship. She garnered All-East region accolades in 2015 and 2018.
Droz graduated with a degree in mathematics. She played 10 rounds during the 2018 campaign, earning Third Team All-ODAC honors after posting an 86.50 scoring average. A Second Team All-ODAC choice as a junior, she played 52 career rounds and finished with an 86.27 career stroke average.
An undeclared major, Townsend earned Second Team All-ODAC laurels after placing third at the 2018 ODAC Championship. She played a total of 16 rounds on the year, finishing with an 81.13 stroke average.
Washington and Lee claimed its second ODAC title in four seasons during the 2017-18 campaign and competed at the NCAA Championship for the second time in program history. The Generals finished 15th in the Golfstat Division III Rankings.