Three Women’s Golfers Earn WGCA Academic Honors

Three Women’s Golfers Earn WGCA Academic Honors

Ira Green, University of Louisville Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s golfers Louise Oxner, Laura Restrepo, and Molly Skapik were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars, the organization announced on Tuesday.

A total of 828 women’s collegiate golfers from Divisions I, II, and III earned the prestigious honor for maintaining at least a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average.

The Cardinals, who tied for the second-most All-American Scholars in the Atlantic Coast Conference, have placed at least three on the list each year since head coach Courtney Trimble took the reins of the program in 2012 and her athletes have been recognized a stellar 16 times in that span. In total, 22 student-athletes achieved All-American Scholar status since the inception of the program in 2000.

Oxner, a three-time WGCA All-American Scholar, was named a Dean’s Scholar in the fall of 2015 after earning a 4.0 GPA. She then made the Dean’s List in the spring and boasts a 3.70 cumulative GPA. On the course, the Greenville, S.C., native and rising senior compiled a 76.55-stroke average through 22 rounds of competition.

Restrepo, a four-time WGCA All-American Scholar, was recognized last week on the All-ACC Women’s Golf Team for the second-consecutive year. Earlier in the year, she was named a recipient of an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship. The Panama native graduated with a 3.523 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in finance. Restrepo led the team this year in stroke average with a 73.06, second lowest in a season in school history, and also had a team-best five top-10 finishes. Her 10 top-20 finishes are tied for the most in a season at UofL.

Skapik, a first time honoree, boasts a 3.77 grade-point average. She, like Oxner, earned Dean’s Scholar status in the fall for a 4.0 GPA and then secured Dean’s List accolades in the spring. The Miamisburg, Ohio, native logged a 75.79-stroke average with a season-best third-place finish at the Tar Heel Invitational.