CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) released its 2018-19 All-America Scholars on Monday and Washington and Lee sophomores Beth Ann Townsend (Greenville, S.C. / Travelers Rest) and Hannah Wright (Thompsons Station, Tenn. / Battle Ground Academy) were both honored.
Townsend and Wright are among the 1,097 collegiate women's golfers nationwide to earn the distinction for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
Townsend earned her second straight selection to the All-America Scholar squad. An English and classics double-major, she played 17 rounds this year and posted a 78.06 scoring average. The ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a First Team All-ODAC honoree in 2019, Townsend had three Top 10 finishes, claiming the Callaway Gardens Collegiate and tying for first in the ODAC Championship before falling in a playoff. She added a tie for 47th at the NCAA Division III Championship and was ranked 41st in the Golfstat Division III rankings.
A business administration major, Wright played 19 rounds during the 2018-19 year and she posted a 94.0 scoring average. Her top showing resulted in a 21st-place finish at the ODAC Championship in April. She also tied for 24th overall at the Piedmont Spring Invitational in April as well.
Washington and Lee finished 16th in the Golfstat Division III team rankings and the Generals placed a program-best T11th at the NCAA Division III Championship. W&L won the ODAC title by 78 strokes to claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.