HPU Women’s Golfer Tan Cheeranont Named a WGCA All-American Scholar

Posted by Press Release on July 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Freshman Tan Cheeranont of the High Point University women’s golf team has been selected as a member of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar team for the 2012-13 season.

“I very happy that Tan was able to cap off a very successful freshman campaign by being named an All-American Scholar,” HPU women’s golf head coach Vici Pate Flesher said. “She worked hard to achieve great things both on the course and in the classroom, maintaining an impressive 3.7 GPA in Actuarial Science while also earning Big South All-Freshman team honors and the lowest individual season scoring average in our program’s history. Tan exemplifies the meaning of the phrase “student-athlete” and has worked diligently for all of her honors.”

Cheeranont led the Panthers and set a new HPU single-season record with a 77.60 stroke average during the season. Her best individual finish of the season came at the C&F Bank Invitational where the freshman tied for third overall with a two-round score of 148 (77-71). Cheeranont tied for seventh at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate with a two-day 155 (81-74). The Bangkok, Thailand native was the only Panther to finish a round under-par during the season, shooting a 70 in the second round of the Highlander Invitational. The round tied the second-lowest round in HPU women’s golf history.

To be honored by the WGCA as an All-American Scholar one must follow a list of very strict criteria; you must hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

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