Monmouth College’s Hannah Long and Annie Sandrock have become the first All-American Scholars in Fighting Scots women’s golf since 2010.
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) recently announced that the Fighting Scots pair joined more than 660 collegiate women’s golfers nationwide in earning the honor. In order to be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The award is for the 2013-14 season.
“Hannah and Annie exemplify the balance that we hope all of our student-athletes strive for at Monmouth College,” said athletic director Roger Haynes. “It takes a great deal of discipline and dedication on their part to maintain quality GPAs while playing at a high level in our golf program.”
Long earned All-Midwest Conference honors last fall, finishing second at the Midwest Conference Championships. She fired a school-record 77 last September at the Benedictine Invitational and led the Scots with an 85.89 stroke average.
A sophomore business major, she is the daughter of James and Sheri Long of Newton, Iowa.
Sandrock tied for 13th at last fall’s MWC Championships, just three places out of all-conference status. Her 91.72 stroke average ranked her third on the team.
“One of the most important things for keeping up with grades and golf is time management,” Sandrock said. “The professors are very willing to work with students outside of class and it’s something to take advantage of. The key to keeping up my golf game is to not only put the time in while we are in season, but also to keep working on my game while out of season.”
A freshman business major, she is the daughter of Greg and Kristene Sandrock of Deer Grove, Ill. She plans to use her degree to help her work full-time in the family business.
“In the summer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with them and I would love to make it part of my future plans,” she said.